Janet Jackson is finally breaking her silence after postponing several dates on her Unbreakable World Tour. It was rumored that the "Rhythm Nation" singer may be undergoing testing for throat cancer, leading to the cancelations. Jackson, 49, is now speaking out about those claims and more on Twitter.
As was reported by E! Online, the pop princess took to social media Wednesday to set the record straight about her health. She did so in a rather creative way, previewing a new song which talks about rumors, specifically ones involving cancer. Jackson then went on to say her doctors had OK'd her European tour dates. She added that she was working hard to reschedule postponed concerts and would eventually have exact dates worked out. In closing, Jackson thanked her fans for their "prayers and love."
It was Janet’s wish not to make any further comments about her health, however, because of the great concern (cont) https://t.co/SGqlMg26gX
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) January 6, 2016
From my lips… https://t.co/0fQjkej5lY
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) January 7, 2016
Jackson announced that she would be postponing several dates on the Unbreakable World Tour due to a health issue in December 2015, according to Billboard magazine. She assured fans they would be rescheduled, but as more stories surfaced about her condition, fans grew unsure. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Grammy award-winner may be fighting throat cancer. Speculation grew as Jackson asked for prayers for her and her entire family "during this difficult time."
The tour, first announced in June 2015, kicked off in September with a nearly-sold-out show in Vancouver, Canada. As previously reported, the soulful songstress broke down during the performance, telling her fans how much she loved and had missed them. This marks her first concert series in four years.