Dolly Parton Sets Record Straight on Cancer Rumors
“Extra’s” special correspondent Alecia Davis had an exclusive sit-down with Dolly Parton at her Dollywood theme park, where the singer/actress slammed reports that she was being treated for cancer of the esophagus.
Parton exclaimed, “I will not make comment on some story in a rag magazine! I'm fine! Do I look sick to you?”
Dolly has no love for the tabloids, especially when it comes to Miley Cyrus, who Parton considers her “honorary” goddaughter because of her close relationship with Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. Dolly said, “I've known her since she was born. I just want her to grow the way she feels likes she needs to grow, and I think people just need to let her to do that.”
One person in Parton’s life who stays out of the spotlight is her husband of 47 years, Carl Dean. “He doesn't want to be in show business. He's glad when I'm gone. He's glad when I'm home. He's funny. He makes me laugh a lot… We can be quiet together or we can be fun together.”
Parton is currently filming the Lifetime TV movie “A Country Christmas.”