After rescheduling a series of dates on the sell-out Australian leg of her ‘Number Ones Tour’, Janet Jackson will today be feeling the brunt of her fans Down Under. For, she has announced that tonight’s show in Sydney has been cancelled due to doctors ordering her to go on “vocal rest”. Yes, we know.
Full story after the jump…
A statement on the superstar’s official site read:
It is with regret that Dainty Group announces that tonight’s Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close and Personal concert, at the Sydney Opera House, cannot proceed.
Doctors have ordered Miss Jackson to undertake vocal rest for the next 2 days, so she can complete the 3rd and final show of her Australian tour, this Tuesday night at the Sydney Opera House.
Unfortunately, there will not be a replacement concert scheduled, so all patrons will receive a full refund at the Sydney Opera House Box office tonight or from the point of purchase.
Please contact the Sydney Opera House Box Office on 02 9250 7777 for refund information.
Granted anything is possible, we’ve seen the show live in London. And while we thoroughly enjoyed (she quite effortlessly is still slaying at 45), it’s fair to say her vocals were “well rested” for the bulk of the night.
I suspect the postponement may have something to do with the handing down of the verdict in the trial of Dr Conrad Murray (the man accused of killing her brother, Michael). A verdict which many expect could come as early as tomorrow.
Whatever the case, we wish Janet a speedy recovery.