Janet Jackson won’t be hitting the road anytime soon and her announcement has fans wondering whether the delays may be related to her plans to start a family.
The “Rhythm Nation” singer tweeted a video of herself on Wednesday revealing that the second half of her Unbreakable world tour will not be moving forward as scheduled. She shared the reasoning for the holdup with fans, explaining that she and husband Wissam Al Mana are dedicated to “planning our family.” Jackson, 49, added that she felt it was important to be transparent with her fans about both postponing the tour and her plans to have children. She added that “it’s important” that she and her husband begin this process now and take it seriously, but that she has “not forgotten” about her fans.
A message from Janet...https://t.co/KrzYZ4eyvD
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) April 6, 2016
Jackson’s latest round of delays should come as no surprise to fans. In December 2015, the Grammy award-winner announced that she would be canceling several dates on the tour. According to Billboard magazine, she promised fans the dates would be rescheduled, though it was not clear when. The initial cancelations came amid rumors she was being treated for throat cancer. Speculation grew when she tweeted a message seeking prayer for her family “during this difficult time.” Jackson set the record straight about her health in January, revealing that she’d been cleared to begin touring Europe.
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
The Unbreakable world tour was first announced in June 2015. It kicked off that September in Vancouver, Canada, with a nearly sold out show. Jackson was reduced to tears during her performance, sharing with those in attendance how much she’d missed touring and performing. The Unbreakable world tour marks the first time she’s gone on the road in four years.