On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, the Grammy-winning singer took to Twitter where she announced that she must undergo surgery; therefore, postponing her long overdue Unbreakable tour dates.
“Hey you guys… Happy holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon,” she began explaining via social media. “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your ticket. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced.”
Jackson continued, “Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon’ b alright.”
The news comes after the 49-year-old cancelled two dates in October citing health concerns. “Hey you guys, I must rest my vocal chords. Doctor’s orders… Will be rescheduling Salt Lake and Denver. Keep your tickets! Back to Burn Up Kansas City,” she tweeted at the time.
In May, the pop and R&B icon announced that she’d be both hitting the road and releasing her 11th studio album. This was major news for fans, as Jackson’s last album dropped seven years ago. Before we knew it, Jackson had kicked off her sold-out tour in Vancouver in August, performing to a near-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena.
Sadly, fans will have to hold tight a little longer. In the meantime, send up a prayer and show her some love in the comment section below.