Cher Vacations In Italy Amid Reports That She's Dying, Broke, & Alone

Inquisitr Staff

Cher went on vacation recently in Italy amid new reports that the 70-year-old singer and actress is "dying, broke, and alone." These accusations, which originally started circulating online at the end of last year, resurfaced after a report was published on Wednesday that allegedly says a source close to Cher confirmed that she's "on her last legs and has lost her vast fortune." However, new photos of Cher vacationing in Italy clearly show that the "Turn Back Time" singer is still going strong, living large, and looking well, according to ET Online.

A rumor started in December 2015 claimed Cher was dying of Epstein-Barr and unloading all of her possessions in preparation for the end. Starpulse reported that the Epstein-Barr virus was more deadly than Cher's doctors led her to believe. Cher was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr, one of the most common forms of the herpes virus, in the late 1980s. At the time, Cher was too fatigued to work on music and film, so the "Goddess of Pop" turned to infomercials and launched health and beauty products to earn a living.

"Time is running out, and Cher is very aware of it. But she doesn't want anyone to know exactly how dire her health condition is."

New reports, though, refute the claims that Cher is alone and near her death bed with no money due to medical bills. Photos surfaced this week of Cher resting, relaxing, and having fun with friends in Marina di Pisa, a seaside resort of Tuscany in central Italy. Celeb Dirty Laundry said that if Cher were that "tapped out" and dying, then she should be somewhere secluded and private, rather than "out and about" and looking good, as the photos show. Several new photos were taken of Cher in Italy eating ice cream, hanging out with friends, and lounging on a yacht.

"When I was first diagnosed in the late '80s, I had doctors telling me I was crazy. I was sick constantly and almost died from pneumonia. You never lose it, and it really takes the life out of you."

Cher also said that she did clear out some of her possessions, but only before she fell ill.

"I didn't let go of anything that really meant something. And I think it's nice that people are taking special care of particular things they wanted. I found things or they found me, I had them for years, and now they're on another journey."

Even though Epstein-Barr remains in the body and can reactivate at any time, Cher has made a comeback in her music and film career. According to Cher, she wasn't able to work for really only three years after her diagnosis. Cher returned to film in 2010 in the backstage musical Burlesque and more recently performed during her "Dressed to Kill Tour" in 2014 at the age of 68.

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