Don Omar Says He’s ‘Cancer Free’ a Day After Sharing Diagnosis: ‘Surgery Was a Success, Now to Recover’

UPDATE: Don Omar has undergone surgery for his cancer. Just one day after revealing his cancer diagnosis on social media, the artist posted an update to his Instagram saying he is now “cancer free” after surgery.

“I woke up today cancer free and grateful,” he said. “Thank you for your good wishes, prayers and thousands of messages. My surgery was a success now to recover.”

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Don Omar announced on Instagram that he is currently battling cancer. The 46-year-old reggaeton pioneer took to social media on Monday to reveal his ongoing medical struggle.

He wrote in a message: “Today yes, but tomorrow I won’t have cancer.” The post included a photo of his hospital wristband from a specialty hospital in Orlando. “Good intentions are well received. See you soon. #fuckcancer,” he concluded.

The Puerto Rican star’s short Instagram caption did not disclose details of his diagnosis. Variety has reached out to representatives of Don Omar for further comment.

Don Omar was one of the first major artists to globalize reggaeton with back-to-back hits that came with the release of his first studio album, “The Last Don,” in 2003. The latter included revolutionizing and defining singles including “Dile” and “Dale Don Dale.” Among his other recognizable hit songs are “Danza Kudro,” “Pobre Diabla” and “Salió El Sol.”

He has been performing these and many more songs on his “Back to Reggatón Tour,” which announced a second leg starting Aug. 7 in Oakland, Calif. at the Oakland Arena. It will stop in new cities including San Diego, Portland and Tampa, among others. It will close on the East Coast on Sept. 14 in Newark’s Prudential Center, and on Sept. 15 in Elmont, NY at the UBS Arena.

The trek is his first since partnering with Daddy Yankee on the Kingdom Tour back in 2015, and is in support of his 2023 album “Forever King,” which featured Chencho Corleone, Maluma, Residente and more.

See Don Omar’s post below.

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