Michael Jackson was pictured without his usual surgical mask as he left a medical facility in Los Angeles yesterday.
The singer smiled briefly for photographers outside the Bedford Medical building wearing a bright red jacket.
The purpose of Jackson’s visit was not clear, although reports over the weekend claimed he was suffering from skin cancer The singer was diagnosed with the disease last month following a medical check up, according to The Sun newspaper.
But the claims were denied by Jackson's spokesman, Dr Tohme Tohme, as “not true”.
He told the New York Daily News that Jackson was "great", adding: "He's in perfect health ... he doesn't have any diseases whatsoever."
Jackson is due to make his comeback this summer with a 50-night residency at London’s O2 Arena.
Jackson, now 50, is due to begin the gigs in July and perform until next February. He is currently in rehearsals.
The singer has not performed a full concert since he was cleared of child molestation charges in 2005.
His last full tour, entitled HIStory, took place in 1996 and '97.