Janet Jackson Shuts Down Tour Rehearsals After Father Joe Jackson Suffers A Stroke
Janet Jackson, the Grammy-award wining singer, announced that production on her upcoming The Unbreakable World Tour will be put on hold in order for her to be with her father, Joe Jackson, who suffered a stoke on July 25, and was admitted to the Albert Einstein Sao Paulo in hospital in Brazil.
“To my family, friends, acquaintances and fans all over the world. I want to thank you all for your prayers, unwavering support and kind well wishes during these trying times. Through God’s intervention the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and caretakers at the Albert Einstein Sao Paulo hospital have taken great care of me. God willing, I should be able to make a quick recovery and travel back home soon. Thank you all once again for your prayers and support,” the Jackson said in a statement on his website on Monday.
“Wishing my Father, @Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday. I want to tell the world, I love and honor you,” Tweeted Jackson the day after her father’s incident.
Wishing my Father, @Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday. I want to tell the world, I love and honor you.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) July 26, 2015
Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour kicks off on Aug. 31 in Vancouver. Only North American dates have been announced, though additional worldwide dates are expected to be added. Meanwhile, Jackson’s brand new single “No Sleeep,” featuring J. Cole, continues to climb the charts. Yesterday, July 28, the elder Jackson re-Tweeted a link to his daughters announcement of pausing her tour rehearsals.
Jackson recently released the music video for her song “No Sleep” with rapper J.Cole. “I hope u enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it,” the 49-year-old singer tweeted, along with the music video.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) July 24, 2015
Jackson’s 32-city Unbreakable World Tour kicks off in Vancouver on Aug. 31.