'I'm delaying world tour to plan family', says Janet
Janet Jackson is delaying her Unbreakable tour, saying that she and her husband are planning their family and she is under doctor's orders to rest.
The 49-year-old announced in a clip on her Twitter account yesterday that there has been a "sudden change" to the second leg of her tour, which began last August.
She did not say she was pregnant with her first child, only that she needed to rest up. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she turns 50 next month.
"We're in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change," Jackson said. "I thought it was important that you 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 it's important that I do this now. I have to rest up; doctor's orders."
Jackson married businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2012. It is her third marriage.
She wed singer James DeBarge in 1984. That marriage lasted three months. In 1991, she married Rene Elizondo Jnr. They separated in 1999.
In the two-minute video clip, Jackson thanked her fans "for their love and loyalty".
She went on to thank her dancers, her band and her crew.
"Once again, thank you to all the fans for your love, your undying love; your loyalty that means so much to me," Jackson said.
"You're truly appreciated. It's been a long journey together and you guys have been there each and every step of the way and I really do appreciate that."