Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe diagnosed with breast cancer

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Michael Jackson's Ex-Wife Debbie Rowe Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: 'I'm a Fighter'

Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rowe, who is the mother of the late singer's two eldest children, 19-year-old Prince Michael and 18-year-old Paris, confirmed the news to ET on Monday saying, "I'm a fighter and always have been."

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It's been several years since Rowe was last photographed with her children, who are both now legally adults but were previously under the guardianship of Jackson's mother, Katherine. Rowe was afforded supervised visitation rights with her children in an agreement reached with Katherine in 2009.

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FILE PHOTO 14NOV96 - Michael Jackson, the self-styled king of pop, became a father for a second time April 3 when his wife gave birth to a daughter, local TV stations reported. There was no immediate confirmation from Jackson's publicists or the Beverly Hills hospital where Paris Michael Katherine Jackson was reportedly born. The reports said the baby girl weighed seven pounds, nine ounces (3.6 kg), and that the singer and his wife, Debbie Rowe Jackson, were planning to take her to their Neverland ranch near Santa Barbara, California. Jackson and his new wife pose for a wedding photo minutes after the ceremony in this November 14, 1996, file photo. ENTERTAINMENT JACKSON
Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1991: History World Tour Concert, Debbie Rowe (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
PARIS - Michael Jackson with Debbie Rowe in 1997 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
SHEFFIELD - JULY 10: Singer Michael Jackson talks to fans as wife Debbie Rowe looks on on July 10, 1997 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
SANTA MARIA, CA, APRIL 28: Prosecution witness Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and mother of two of his children, arrives for Jackson's child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County courthouse April 28, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. (Photo by Aaron Lambert-Pool/Getty Images)
SANTA MARIA, CA - APRIL 27: Debbie Rowe (Rear-Center), Michael Jackson's ex-wife and mother of two of his children, is surrounded by people as she leaves the courtroom after court adjourns for the day at the Santa Barbara County courthouse for Jackson's child molestation trial April 27, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Prosecutors have called Rowe to testify in the case. (Photo by Eric Neitze-Pool/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06: Debbie Rowe sighting at Dr. Arnold Klein's office on August 6, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Marcos Vasquez/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe arrives at court on Los Angeles on August 15, 2013, in the ongoing trial of a negligence lawsuit filed by the late singer's mother against concert promoter AEG Live. Rowe, 54, the mother of Jackson's two oldest children, testified a day earlier that three doctors were 'competing'' in the early 1990s to treat Jackson, taking advantage of his overwhelming fear of pain to prescribe a host of narcotics while he was treated for a range of medical problems. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Debbie Rowe, wife of pop-star Michael Jackson, carries a child - apparently their son "Prince" Michael - as she leaves a plane minutes before her husband at Vienna's airport, July 2. Michael Jackson will perform a concert in front of some 50.000 spectators in Vienna tonight.
SHEFFIELD - JULY 10: Singer Michael Jackson signs autographs for fans as wife Debbie Rowe looks on, on July 10, 1997 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Debbie Rowe, ex-wife of singer Michael Jackson, leaves after testifying in a lawsuit brought by the late singer's family against concert promoter AEG Live, at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, California August 14, 2013. Jackson's doctors competed for his business and over-prescribed medications to help overcome his "incredible" fear of pain, Rowe testified on Wednesday in a wrongful death trial. REUTERS/FRED PROUSER (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Debbie Rowe, ex-wife of singer Michael Jackson, arrives to testify in a lawsuit brought by the late singer's family against concert promoter AEG Live, at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, California August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
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Rowe and Paris were last spotted together in public over Memorial Day weekend 2013, when the two visited a horse ranch in Palmdale, California.

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On Monday, Paris shared a selfie to Instagram captioning it simply with a cactus emoji. She also posted a video of a Buddha fountain without a caption.

Since turning 18 on April 3, the King of Pop's daughter has been paying tribute to her late dad by getting several tattoos in his honor. Check out her newest ink the video below.

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