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Janet Jackson Postpones Tour: My Husband and I Are Planning Our Family


Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Saleh Al Mana; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesJanet Jackson’s taking a break from her Unbreakable tour to start a family.

The singer reveled the news Wednesday morning in a video posted to her Twitter.  “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m gonna have to delay the tour,” Janet says, in part.  “Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now.  I have to rest up — doctor’s orders.”

Jackson, who’s 49, has been married to 41-year-old businessman Wissam Saleh Al Mana since 2012.

Other than the big news, the video announcement — which runs just under two minutes — is mostly Janet thanking her staff, concert promoter Live Nation, and her fans for their understanding, and promising to “continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”

Janet doesn’t provide details about how she and her husband intend to start their family, although since she’s stepping off the road and says it’s “doctor’s orders,” it’s logical to speculate she may be attempting a natural birth — or indeed, may even be pregnant now.  Hopefully, Janet will provide more details soon.  She has no children at present.

Jackson’s Unbreakable world tour began August 31 and was scheduled to kick off its second leg May 14 in Las Vegas.

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