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Harrison Cancer Scare A Hoax

August 12, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Last week, JAMtv reported a possible cancer scare for former Beatle George Harrision. Geoff Baker, Harrison's spokesman, said that the whole scare was completely fabricated by London's Daily News and in fact, the lumps found on Harrison's throat were just lumps.

The bothersome nodes have been successfully removed and Harrison is reportedly doing fine.

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