Priscilla Presley’s health: ‘Who wants to grow old and die?’ says the star of Priscilla Presley.
PRISCILLA PRESLEY was married to ‘The King’ Elvis Presley from 1959 until 1973, when they divorced.
However, the 76-year-old actress and businesswoman has recently had to speak out against health-related rumors.
Priscilla became the chair of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) after the rock and roll singer’s death in 1977, and then his father Vernon’s death. EPE was responsible for turning the star’s former home, Graceland, into one of the top tourist attractions in the United States. The star, who has also had a successful acting career, seems to have dodged various rumors throughout her career.
The fact that her health is in shambles as a result of serious conditions like skin cancer, or that she is suffering from memory loss, are two of the most dramatic examples.
The star was said to be planning her own funeral after being diagnosed with skin cancer, according to RadarOnline and the Enquirer in 2019.
Priscilla had “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,” according to the tabloids.
Priscilla spoke out after the article was published, advising readers not to “believe everything they read.”
Although the actress did not directly confirm or deny having skin cancer, she did say, “Don’t plan my funeral just yet, I’m very healthy.”
Elvis Presley was not someone I expected to be buried next to.
“Wonder what they’ll come up with next!”
Other rumors began to question her health again in February 2020, this time claiming that a source close to Presley’s former wife was “concerned” about the star.
According to RadarOnline, Priscilla had begun to “slow down.”
Furthermore, reports have surfaced that she has been “forgetting a lot lately,” with her mind “drifting off” in the middle of a sentence.
Priscilla was unimpressed, so she took to social media to refute the claims.
“As I have stated before, I’m in very good health, I’m not dying, and I still have my memory,” she wrote on Facebook and Twitter.
“Please don’t put me under just yet…
I’ve got way too much to do in this life.
It’s beyond me where these bizarre articles originate.”
Priscilla used the opportunity to debunk the rumors by promoting an upcoming event at instead.
“Brinkwire News Summary.”
As I have stated before, I’m in very good health, I’m not dying and I still have my memory. Don’t put me under yet… I have to much to do in this lifetime. Where these crazy articles come from is beyond me.
On a brighter note… to all of you that are https://t.co/qnRcRvcuGC
— Priscilla Presley (@Cilla_Presley) February 14, 2020
We are still working on Agent King diligently. It should be released in 2022! pic.twitter.com/hMmveEkFDg
— Priscilla Presley (@Cilla_Presley) October 19, 2021