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Janet Jackson postpones world tour

‘I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon,’ the singer said

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Janet Jackson is postponing her Unbreakable World Tour because she “must have surgery soon,” the singer announced on her Instagram account Thursday.

Jackson kicked off the world tour in Vancouver this past August. It was scheduled to resume Jan. 9 in Denver and last through June, when it was expected to conclude in Salt Lake City.

“It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring,” Jackson wrote on Instagram, specifying that each date would be rescheduled at some point and instructing fans to keep their tickets. “They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced.”

Jackson didn’t reveal what kind of surgery she would be getting, and said there “will be no further comment” aside from the Instagram announcement.

“Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time,” she ended the note. “I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright.”

The Unbreakable World Tour supports the recently released Unbreakable, Jackson’s eleventh studio album and seventh to debut at No. 1. See her announcement below.