When Janet Jackson first announced that she would need to postpone the first dates of the next leg of her tour many fans just did not understand the move. Was Janet’s scheduling too demanding, was she exhausted from touring, had her father’s health taken a turn once more? Speculation seemed to fill the big room known as the entertainment world, however, new details have emerged giving insight into Jackson’s decision.
Reports have revealed that Janet may be battling a health issue of her very own. Jackson is currently undergoing tests due to a growth being found on her vocal chords which could be potentially very serious. Such a medical condition is not one that can be put off to later date but would need to be taken care of immediately.
Being a singer and entertainer Jackson knows well that the vocal cords are an instrument themselves and the focal point of her craft. Nevertheless, despite the news in regards to her health by all accounts Jackson has faced the situation with much optimism saying that with prayer she will be back on the road in the coming months. In a statement Jackson stated,
“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
Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time… There will be no further comment.”
If tests indicate that Janet does indeed have cancer of the larynx doctors conclude that that would promptly end Jackson’s career. Such a diagnosis would include not just complex surgery but also months of radiation treatment. As fans, this news is heartbreaking, but we are comforted knowing that Janet is receiving the medical care she truly needs at this time. We will keep you up-to-date in regards to this matter and our thoughts are with Jackson and the entire Jackson family.