Few siblings can rival the combined star power of Michael and Janet Jackson. However, for the the latter, that connection goes deeper than sharing the same last name. In life, Janet always had her brother’s back, and in death it’s no different.
After mounting a wildly successful ‘Number Ones’ tour, the 45 year old today announced a brief hiatus from the Australian leg of the trek. For, she says, it’s imperative that she joins her family back home in the US as the trial of the Dr accusused of causing the singer’s untimely death draws nearer its end.
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A statement on her official site read:
” I want to thank my fans in Australia for their love, support and understanding. When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different. After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. I’m looking forward to being with you for the Gold Coast, Sydney, and the Melbourne concerts. You are all so important to me. This saddens me in so many ways. I love you,” said Janet Jackson in this exclusive statement.
To ensure that Janet’s Melbourne fans do not miss out on her “Number Ones” tour, the concerts scheduled for this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are now planned to take place in a special configuration at Rod Laver Arena for one night only on November 3rd. Tickets for all of the Melbourne shows will be honoured at the Nov. 3 concert.
“It is important that Janet is with her family at this critical point in the hearing. While Janet and our company apologize for any inconvenience for the reschedule of the Melbourne shows, we thank Janet for the great and successful concerts in Perth and Adelaide and eagerly await her return. I’m sure the rescheduled concert on November 3 will be a very, very special night. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janet and the entire Jackson family,” promoter Paul Dainty said.
Janet’s concerts on the Gold Coast and in Sydney are unaffected.
All ticket holders from all three Melbourne performances will be contacted with their re-allocated seating shortly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jackson clan at this distressing time. Here’s hoping justice is served.