Don Omar Announces He’s Battling Cancer: What We Know

The reggaeton artist sends a message of hope to his fans

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Whenever Don Omar makes headlines, it’s usually for a good reason: the release of a new studio album, a collaboration, or the announcement of upcoming tour dates. But this time, the Puerto Rican artist is in the spotlight for news that diverges from the positive.

Don Omar has announced on social media that he is battling cancer. He shared a photo of one of his wrists displaying a hospital admission bracelet from Orlando Health Center in the United States.

«Today yes, but tomorrow I won’t have cancer. Good intentions are well received. See you soon. #fuckcancer,» added the Puerto Rican in the photo’s caption.


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The news has sparked an outpouring of comments and messages of support from fans and colleagues alike. «How?» Juan Magán asks in shock, with an emoji of two people hugging. «God be with you, Will. You’re a warrior,» adds another. «Keep your head up, brother. Health is a blessing,» says Sean Paul.

Don Omar is one of the biggest legends of reggaeton. His music has traveled around the world and inspired generations of artists who now thrive on digital platforms. Alongside Daddy Yankee and other faces, he laid the foundations of a genre that, although once frowned upon, has paved a path filled with lights and joys for all his fans. Songs like «Dile,» «Dale Don,» and «Salió El Sol» are just a few titles that have made history internationally and accumulated millions of streams.

At 46 years old, he has shown that nothing and no one can diminish his passion for music. That same passion has earned him numerous accolades and achievements in his nearly 30-year career.

Don Omar performs onstage during his «Back To Reggaeton» tour at Gas South Arena on April 18, 2024 in Duluth, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images

From LOS40, we want to send our encouragement to Don Omar as he faces this new and tough stage of his life with hope and the idea that he will come back stronger than ever. Stay strong, Kong!

What type of cancer does Don Omar have?

Don Omar posted a photo with a brief message announcing the news, as mentioned above, but has not specified the type of disease or provided any further details at this time.