Devastating news for Paris and Prince Jackson

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Their birth mother has breast cancer. But Debbie Rowe, who was Micheal Jackson's wife from 1996 to 1999, says she intends to fight the disease.

Read more: ‘He was the king of my heart’: Paris Jackson gets beautiful tattoo tribute to late father Michael

It was reported on Monday that Debbie was suffering from the potentially deadly disease. And Debbie has since confirmed the news, but insists that she's not going to give in to the condition.

"I’m a fighter and always have been," she told Entertainment Tonight.

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The 57-year-old nurse will undergo surgery in the near future to treat the disease, according to multiple reports. Debbie is the mother of the late singer's two oldest children, Michael, also known as Prince, and Paris. According to TMZ.com, Paris was unaware of her mother's diagnosis as they have been estranged for over a year. Read more: Paris Jackson covers up signs of self-hatred with tattoos However, Paris may have referenced the news with a post to her Instagram page, when she shared a snap of a Buddha fountain, with no caption.

Last month, it emerged that Michael, who passed away in 2009, had kept child pornography at his Neverland Ranch.

According to Radar Online, who claim to have seen the police report and court papers, an investigator said: "The documents exposed Jackson as a manipulative, drug-and-sex-crazed predator who used blood, gore, sexually explicit images of animal sacrifice and perverse adult sex acts to bend children to his will."

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