Ray Shoots Down Throat Cancer Story

Celeb chef admits to surgery but says it's for benign cyst
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2008 11:27 PM CDT
Rachael Ray, left, cooks with audience member Selena Sousa during the taping of "The Rachael Ray Show" in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rachael Ray denied a throat cancer rumor today but admitted she is having surgery, OK! reports. "Rachael is the picture of health. She is having very minor surgery to remove a benign cyst on her vocal cord," a rep says. The National Enquirer ran a story that Ray, 40, feared she had cancer and might have to stop speaking for 2 months, stopping her intense shooting schedule.