Janet Jackson is putting her Unbreakable World Tour on hold, following this morning’s announcement that she is going to be a mom. The singer broke the news early this morning in a Twitter video.
“Hey, you guys. On Aug. 31, as you probably know, I launched the Unbreakable World Tour. First I just want to thank all the fans for coming out and seeing the show. Thank you so much,” the 49-year-old “BURNITUP!” singer said. “You guys made it so enjoyable each and every night. We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you would be the first to know my husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please if you can try to understand that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue to tour as soon as I possibly can.”
Ms Jackson didn’t offer any further details specifying her family building plans. It is important to note however, that she had already postponed tour dates back in December because of needing surgery. This lead to several rumors about her health that she also addressed back in January via Twitter.
“Remember…believe it when you hear it from my lips. The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I’m recovering,” she told her Twitter followers. “My doctors have approved my concert as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled. Thank you for your prayers and love.”
The European leg of The Unbreakable World Tour was officially postponed last month. Janet married Qatari business magnate Wissam Al Mana in 2012. We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.