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Janet Jackson delaying tour for family

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Janet Jackson is delaying her world tour to start a family.

The singer announced the news in a video posted to her Twitter account early Wednesday. “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you be the first to know,” she said. “My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”

Jackson, who turns 50 in May, doesn’t specify whether or not she is pregnant, just that her doctor has ordered her to prioritize some R&R.

“Please, if you can, try to understand that it’s important that I do this now,” she continued. “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.”

On Dec. 23, 2015, Jackson announced she was pressing pause on her Unbreakable world tour in order to have an unspecified surgery for an undisclosed medical condition. “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring,” Jackson wrote. Rumors swirled at the time that Jackson was battling cancer, a claim she denied earlier this year.

“Remember… believe it when you hear it from my lips,” Jackson said in a statement released as part of a video on her Twitter account. “The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I’m recovering. My doctors have approved my concerts as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled. Thank you for your prayers and love.” In March, Jackson canceled her U.K. tour dates for unspecified reasons.

The notoriously private star married businessman Wissam Al Mana in 2012.

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