Michael Jackson Fighting Skin Cancer?

The newest rumor circulating about Michael Jackson is that the suspiciously light-skinned singer is secretly battling skin cancer.

While the pop star has long since denied rumors that he lightens his skin–instead claiming to suffer from vitiligo–skin bleaching is well-known to raise an individual’s risk for skin cancer.

Meanwhile, in a rare glimpse of the King of Pop without a face mask, Jackson was photographed out shopping in Beverly Hills with his children. I almost didn’t recognize them without their festive shopping outfits.

Gallery Info: Michael Jackson shops for toys with his children out in Beverly Hills.