After having their hopes raised by Janet Jackson’s 2015 return to music, fans of the music icon may be in for another disappointment.
Jackson announced her 11th studio album and world tour in May 2015; after a seven-year absence from the entertainment scene, thrilling deprived fans all over the world. But the singer announced this week that there would be a “sudden change”—read as, delay—in the second leg of the Unbreakable tour as she takes time to plan her family with husband Wissam Al Mana.
“I thought it was important that you be the first to know,” the 49-year-old said in a video posted on Twitter April 6. With a smile, she added, “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 it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up; doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you.”
Jackson went on to say she would “continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.” And, she thanked her fans, band, backup dancers, concert crew and tour promoter LiveNation.
This is the second time the pop singer has delayed the Unbreakable tour. In December she postponed the tour due to the need for unspecified surgery, and later denied rumors that she was suffering from cancer.
“It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring,” she said via social media at the time. “Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time.”
If Jackson is pregnant, it would be her first child with her Al Mana, a Saudi Arabian billionaire she married in 2012.