It was announced on the day before Christmas, so a lot of people missed it, including me. But Janet Jackson has postponed the first leg of her tour, including a Feb. 17 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark. It will now take place on Aug. 17.
Jackson issued a statement that day reading: “Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright.”
According to a story posted on radaronline.com, Jackson needed to have surgery to remove a growth on her throat.
Visit PruCenter.com for information. Jackson is also scheduled to perform at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, June 11, and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, June 24. Visit janetjackson.com for updates.