By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Kyle Massey, shown in May in Los Angeles, shot down a Twitter rumour that he was dying from cancer
Kyle Massey set the record straight on Monday after Twitter exploded over the weekend with false rumours that he was terminally ill.
The 21-year-old Disney Channel star released a statement after the cancer rumour started trending on the social networking site on Saturday.
'I want to say first, ''I do not have cancer'' and I don't know where this inconsiderate and insensitive rumour originated from,' he said.
The former That's So Raven star said cancer had claimed the lives of two uncles and a 'very dear friend' in the past two years.
He also noted that his grandfather has prostate cancer and his grandmother lives in a nursing home with Alzheimer's disease.
Kyle and dance partner Lacey Schwimmer finished second on season 11 of Dancing With The Stars in 2010
'So, making light of any illnesses that a person has no control over getting is not something to joke about or make light of!' he said.
He and his team were trying to find out the original source of the hoax, Kyle said.
Kyle, who finished second in Dancing With The Stars in 2010 behind winner Jennifer Grey, said he supports the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and BrittiCares International, a group dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families.
Kyle, shown with Raven-Symoné, starred in the Disney Channel's That's So Raven and his own spin-off Cory In The House
'This hoax is just plain classless! Especially in light of the various tragedies happening this weekend and the Trayvon Martin verdict,' Kyle wrote.
Kyle was apparently referring to the sudden death over the weekend of 31-year-old Glee actor Cory Monteith in Canada.
Twitter users who believed the prank lamented Cory's death, the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case and another weekend rumour that Casey Anthony was pregnant again after being acquitted of killing her first daughter Caylee.
The hoax was the latest macabre prank on Twitter, which has been the vehicle for countless death rumours that previously targeted Christian Slater, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Taylor SWift and many others.
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