Apr 12, 2016

    Jackson to resume cancelled tour in 2017


    POP superstar Janet Jackson, who turns 50 next month, has promised to resume her world tour next year, after abruptly suspending all dates and saying she was starting a family.

    The singer, who started what was to be a major global tour last year but has performed only once since November, said on Wednesday that she was indefinitely staying off the road as she and her husband, Qatari business mogul Wissam Al Mana, were "planning our family".

    She posted on Twitter on Saturday that her tour was "postponed until 2017" with all tickets to be honoured but refunds were available.

    Her promoters were quoted in Us Magazine as saying that 2017 dates would be announced later.

    She has offered no further details about her family plans but it comes at an age at which natural pregnancies are possible but extremely rare.

    Her reticence at explaining why the concerts were postponed had sparked widespread speculation, leading to her denial that she had cancer.

    Last year, she released Unbreakable, her first album since the 2009 death of her brother, Michael, and her quiet marriage to Mr Al Mana in 2012.