Priscilla Presley slams report about declining health: 'Don't plan my funeral just yet'

Contrary to what’s written in the pages of the National Enquirer, Priscilla Presley is not dying.

The actress, businesswoman, activist and ex-wife of Elvis Presley, 73, found herself having to debunk tabloid stories claiming that, after a skin cancer scare last summer, she’s planning her own funeral and “secretly reached out to Graceland’s trustees about being buried there” because she “still thinks of herself as Elvis’s widow and her rightful resting place is next to him.” The piece appeared in the American Media-owned Enquirer tabloid as well as on the company’s site Radar Online.

While Priscilla didn’t address whether or not she has or had skin cancer (a representative hasn’t replied to Yahoo Entertainment’s inquiry), she did say, “This is the Enquirer folks… please don’t believe everything you read. Don’t plan my funeral just yet, I’m very healthy. Never planned on being buried next to Elvis. What will they come up with next!?”

PHOTOS: Priscilla Presley through the years

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Sixteen year old Priscilla Beaulieu sits before a portrait of a uniformed Elvis Presley as she writes the singer and film star a letter. Beaulieu, the daughter of an Air Force Captain, had dated Presley during the six weeks prior to his departure from Germany for his discharge from the United States Army on March 3, 1960. Wiesbaden, Germany
Outside an airport terminal building, fifteen-year-old American Priscilla Beaulieu stands amid a group of fans as she says goodbye to her then-boyfriend (and future husband) the soon-to-be-discharged US Army Sergeant (and popular singer) Elvis Presley, Friedberg, Germany, March 2, 1960. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Close-up of Priscilla Beaulieu (nee Wagner, later Presley) at an airport, Bad Nauheim, Germany, March 1960. She was there to meet musician Elvis Presley's plane, upon the end of his military service. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - CIRCA 1965: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley's wife Priscilla Beaulieu Presley poses for a portrait holding her little poodle circa 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, circa 1975. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Las Vegas, Nev..Entertainer, Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek wit his bride, the former Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, following their wedding May 1, 1967.
Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla, prepare to leave the hospital with their new daughter, Lisa Marie. Memphis, Tennessee, February 5, 1968.
American actress Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, circa 1975. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, circa 1975. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Iconic Images/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 9: Priscilla Presley on April 9, 1975 poses for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 9: Priscilla Presley on April 9, 1975 poses for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 28: Priscilla Presley attends the 18th Annual Grammy Awards on February 28, 1976 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 27: Priscilla Presley and boyfriend Robert Kardashian on March 27, 1976 pose for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Priscilla Presley (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 20: Priscilla Presley attends the Wella Balsam's 100th Anniversary Celebration on May 20, 1980 at the El Morocco in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Cheryl Ladd during 'Wella Celebrates 100th Birthday' at El Morroco Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Priscilla Presley (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American Actress Priscilla Presley swimming in the sea, circa 1982-1988. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - Priscilla Presley, circa 1985. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Priscilla Presley, Chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, pictured at news press conference to promote Elvis Presley Showtime TV Special, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 4th January 1985. (Photo by Eddie Sanderson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Priscilla Presley and manager Joel Stevens on November 28, 1988 dine at Il Mulino Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Priscilla Presley promotes her new perfume 'Moments' on November 16, 1990 at Tatou (Supper Club), 151 East 50th Street in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SANTA ANA, CA - MARCH 3: Actress Priscilla Presley presents Planet Hollywood with the Potter's Wheel from 'The Naked Gun 2�: The Smell of Fear' on March 3, 1993 at Planet Hollywood, South Coast Plaza in Santa Ana, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Priscilla Presley attends the Nancy Davis Foundation's Fifth Annual Race to Erase MS Gala on November 14, 1997 at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Priscilla Presley. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Priscilla Presley attends the 'Bowfinger' Universal City Premiere on August 10, 1999 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Priscilla Presley at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.' (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Uk Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Hackney Empire, London, Britain - 11 Nov 2004, Priscilla Presley (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 04: Third Annual Cabaret of Dreams - Arrivals in Los Angeles, United States on November 04, 2004 - Priscilla Presley arrives at the Park Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Priscilla Presley during 2007 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 14: Actress Priscilla Presley arrives at the premiere of 'Legally Blonde The Musical' at the Pantages Theatre on August 14, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Priscilla Presley attends the Dream Foundation's 10th annual Celebration of Dreams at Bacara Resort and Spa on November 18, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Priscilla Presley visits the 'Elvis at the 02' exhibition at 02 Arena on December 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Markus Lanz Aufzeichnung am 06. Dezember 2016 Gaeste: Priscilla Ann Presley geb 24. Mai 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City, als Priscilla Ann Wagner ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin. Sie war mit Elvis Presley verheiratet und ist die Mutter von Lisa Marie Presley. (Photo by Peter Timm\ullstein bild via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Priscilla Presley attends the Rio Vista Universal's Valkyrie Awards and Holiday Party on December 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for WAV)
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Now in her seventies, Priscilla, who produced HBO’s Elvis Presley: The Searcher last year, remains very active — and not just during her stint on Dancing With the Stars. For a time, she was actually raising her granddaughters — Lisa Marie Presley’s 10-year-old twins Finley and Harper — when her daughter’s custody battle with Michael Lockwood was especially messy. (It’s still messy. )

Presley, who still works on behalf of Elvis’s estate. hasn’t stepped back from the public eye since the American Media publications reported that “she underwent surgery last summer to remove potentially deadly skin cancer from her face.” Last month, she attended the 27th Annual Movieguide Awards in L.A. She was among the guests for her good friend Michael Bublé’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony in November. She has also made several other appearances — including at a protest of the mistreatment of animals — pretty much non-stop.

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Circa 1958, American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) sits in a restaurant wearing his US Army uniform. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
ELVIS PRESLEY -- Pictured: Singer Elvis Presley during a performance (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
GERMANY - FEBRUARY 1959: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley signals that everything is ok during his tour of duty in Germany in February of 1959. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
GERMANY - FEBRUARY 1959: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley poses for a portrait during his tour of duty in Germany in February of 1959. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
GERMANY - 1959: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley wearing his US Army uniform during his tour of duty in 1959 in Germany. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1959: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley gets his hair shorn off in preparation for his tour of duty in in the United States Army in 1959 in Germany. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
(GERMANY OUT) Presley, Elvis*08.01.1935-16.08.1977+Singer, actor, USA - Elvis visits rock 'n' roller Bill Haley (l) in his dressing room during his Germany tour in Frankfurt (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Elvis Presley runs a comb through his famous tresses at the Draftee Receiving Depot here on March 24th. The songster is scheduled for a trip to the G. I. barber on March 25th, where the key to his locks will probably be found.
JUNE 24: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley poses for a portrait with teddy bears to publicize the release of his record 'Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear' on June 24, 1957. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CIRCA 1957: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley poses for a portrait in circa 1957. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 6: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performs on stage on the Ed Sullivan Show on January 6, 1957 in New York City, NY.(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Singer Elvis Presley holding up actress Jennifer Holden, his co-star in the film 'Jailhouse Rock', as they spend time together in a swimming pool, circa 1957. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American rock and roll singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) smiles as he stands with his hands in his pockets and a guitar around his shoulders during his second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, New York, New York, October 28, 1956. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1956: Photo of Elvis Presley during the filming of 'Love Me Tender' in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Portrait around 1966 of the American singer/actor Elvis PRESLEY. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: A portrait around 1966 of Elvis PRESLEY, the famous American singer/actor. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Las Vegas, Nev..Entertainer, Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek wit his bride, the former Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, following their wedding May 1, 1967.
(Original Caption) 5/1/1967-Las Vegas, NV: Elvis Presley gives his new bride, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, a kiss following their wedding. The bride wears a large diamond on her finger.
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Susan Henning as Blonde Girl, Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 1: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley during a press conference after his first performance at the International Hotel in Las vegas, Nevada on August 1, 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
380450 08: President Richard Nixon shakes hands with Elvis Presley December 21, 1970 at the White House. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
Promotional headshot of actor and musician Elvis Presley, as he appears in the documentary film 'Elvis; That's The Way It Is', 1970. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 9: Entertainer Elvis Presley gives a press conference for his three day concert at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 1972 at New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Elvis is Back. New York: Elvis Presley, 37, tells one of his rare news conferences in New York that his gyrating performances of 15 years ago, which shocked thousands of parents and got him censored below the waist on television, were 'tame compared to what they're doing now.' He said, 'All I did was jiggle.'
Elvis Presley (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
(GERMANY OUT) Presley, Elvis *08.01.1935-16.08.1977+Saenger, Schauspieler, USA - Comeback-Konzert im International CenterHawaii 'That's the way it is' (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
circa 1975: American rock singer Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), wearing a white rhinestone-studded suit and strapped guitar, singing into a microphone with his eyes closed. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
Elvis Presley (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Elvis Presley with girlfriend Linda Thompson (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
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