Janet Jackson postponed her “Unbreakable” world tour until the spring because she needs surgery. Janet kicked off her sold-out Unbreakable tour in Vancouver in August 2015. It was supposed to wrap in June 2016.
However, Jackson cancelled all her upcoming concerts until the spring due to an unspecified injury. Janet made the announcement on Twitter Dec. 24:
“I learned today from my doctors that I must have surgery soon,” Jackson, 49, wrote. “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. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright.”
Jackson has won five Grammy Awards and sold 160 million records worldwide but has kept a low profile recently. Janet released her 11th studio album, “Unbreakable,” in October 2015. Jackson released her last album, “Discipline,” in 2008.
Janet cancelled two concert dates in October due to health concerns. “Hey you guys, I must rest my vocal chords. Doctor’s orders,” Jackson tweeted in October. “Will be rescheduling Salt Lake and Denver. Keep your tickets! Back to Burn Up Kansas City.”
Jackson, whose weight has fluctuated dramatically over the years, has more or less maintained her 60-pound weight loss since 2012. Jackson’s fear of developing diabetes and heart disease fueled her dramatic weight loss transformation, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
When I gained weight in 2005, my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes.
Even when I lost it and then gained quite a bit back, there was always the thought of heart disease.”
The 5-foot-4 Janet, who once topped the scales at over 180 pounds, shed the weight on a low glycemic index diet, which is based on managing blood sugar levels. Her weight loss became public when she was hired as a rep for Nutrisystem in December 2011.
Jackson is a self-professed emotional overeater, who binged when she was unhappy, bored or anxious. In her book, “True You,” Janet said emotional eating is something many overweight people can relate to.
“I think people really connect with the idea of someone who has gained and lost weight in this very public way, and also someone who’s an emotional eater,” said Jackson. “Chocolate, cake, caramel apples, there aren’t many things I don’t love.”