Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has sued a Swedish tabloid after the newspaper claimed she was suffering from a second brain tumour.
Fredriksson's tumour was discovered after she fainted
The pop star had surgery in September last year to remove a tumour.
And in January the Swedish newspaper Expressen said doctors had found a second tumour.
In a letter to the newspaper, Fredriksson's lawyer, Leif Silbersky, had called the report untrue and sought an apology on the paper's front page.
The letter also called for a 500,000 kronor (£37,000) payment.
Fredriksson would donate the money to the Swedish Cancer Society, Silbersky said.
The singer, 44, enjoyed chart success in the 1980s and 90s as part of the pop duo, alongside Per Gessle. Their hits included The Look, Must Have Been Love and Joyride.
The paper had earlier apologised and said its report had no basis, but had not offered Fredriksson any compensation.
Ulf Isaksson, a representative of the paper, said the paper rejected the singer's pay demands.
"This is not slander, as Fredriksson's defender has claimed," Isaksson said.
Fredriksson is recovering well "under the circumstances" from her surgery, her manager Marie Dimberg said.
She was diagnosed with the tumour after fainting and hitting her head on a sink at her home in Stockholm.
She suffered concussion in the fall, and the tumour was discovered when she was taken to hospital.
The group called off a 30-date European tour to support the release of a greatest hits album.