Although apparently swirling around social media for weeks, the cancer rumor hit Twitter in a big way on Saturday night. Users upset about the George Zimmerman verdict and the sudden death of “Glee” actor Cory Monteith made comments about Massey having cancer, implying that this was yet another piece of bad news.
The problem with this is that Kyle Massey is just fine.
A rep for the actor, best known for Disney Channel roles on “That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House” and “Fish Hooks” — as well as for a memorable stint on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 11 — told JustJared.com on Sunday (July 14) that all was well:
“We are not sure where this rumor started, but we would like to put a stop to it immediately. This is a very serious disease and he’s upset that someone would make light of such a serious subject. He has been affected personally from the disease as he has had family members who have passed away from cancer.”
Direct word from Massey about the cancer issue has not come before now, because the actor has been climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. There is no wifi up there.