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Country legend Dolly Parton sets the record straight about the swirling rumors surrounding her health

Here’s the deal: Dolly Parton is feeling just fine.

And while one particular magazine went national with a story this week about a proposed health scare for one of the queens of country, Parton herself decided to set the record straight with a statement early in the evening of October 14.

“It is true that I had kidney stones. I had them removed three weeks ago and I am doing just fine! I am back to work and last week I was at Dollywood filming parts for my new movie “Coat of Many Colors,” which premieres December 10th on NBC. With the 30th Anniversary of Dollywood, I did a full week of activities promoting my new DreamMore Resort’s opening. There is absolutely no truth at all that I have stomach cancer. I love and appreciate everyone’s concern.”

Certainly it came as a relief to country music fans worldwide, as social media began to swirl this week about the news that turned out to be false. And thankfully so. NBC has announced that its upcoming holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” based on Parton’s life will air Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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