Janet Jackson makes time to start a family by postponing tour

Janet Jackson has decided to put "planning a family" ahead of continuing her tour. In a video message to fans on Wednesday (Apr. 6), the 49-year-old revealed that she'll be postponing the second leg of her world tour at the order of her doctors as he and husband Wissam Al Mana put family first. She promised to resume her tour as soon as possible.

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"Hey you guys, on August 31 I launched the Unbreakable world tour. First I want to thank all the fans for coming out and seeing the show, you guys made it so enjoyable each and every night," Janet said.

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"We are in the second leg of the tour and there's been a sudden change and I thought it was important you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family so I'm going to have to delay the tour."

She continued: "Please, if you can, try and understand it's important that I do this now, I have to rest up, doctor's orders, but I have not forgotten about you, I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can."

The 49-year-old concluded by thanking her crew, band, friends and fans for their support and said she appreciated their loyalty while she focuses on her family.

Janet shared the news in a video message on Twitter

Janet's revelation is not the only delay to hit her current world tour. In December, the Unbreakable singer was forced to postpone the start of the live shows, due to a medical emergency.

"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," the Twitter announcement read in part. "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."

On the heels of her announcement, Janet was forced to cancel U.S. dates in Salt Lake City, and Denver, before taking time off completely from the tour due to her emergency surgery.

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