Janet Axes Australian Show; Doctor Orders “Vocal Rest”

Published: Sunday 6th Nov 2011 by Sam

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.

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  1. JJFan1814 November 6, 2011

    JJ!! 🙁

    i love you boo!!!! F***, get well rested, i’m just glad it’s not the Vertigo, funny thing coz my iTunes is playing ‘All For You’ right now lol!!

    I love you diva! Show these pop lessors how a legend still throws down on the stage at 45!!!! HURRY UP WITH NEW MUSIC AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON TOUR NEXT YEAR

    XXXOOO

  2. B**** Please November 6, 2011

    LOL.
    Floppita is known for cancelling shows.

    I’ve seen videos and her Australian show looks GOD AWFUL and dull, why did people pay money to watch her walk up and down a tiny f****** square platform? Cant’belive original prices for the show were so high! what was she charging for? it’s a f****** MALL TOUR.

    Go back home b**** and take your s***** cardboard stage with you.

  3. Kimberly November 6, 2011

    vocal rest for the vocals she hardly use? or she pull a fast thing for the trial and put it on vocal rest. damn and not even a reschedule? wow,

  4. pop royalty ( RUDE BOY) a rihannanavy member who respect beyonce November 6, 2011

    POOR jANET !! 😥

    get well soon ICON !!!

    *plays ALL NITE (DON’T STOP)*

  5. nicegirl November 6, 2011

    If it is an illness GET WELL SOON JANET.

    If it’s the Conrad Murray trial, we understand that you had to cancel a show because it’s a tough time.

  6. TruthTeller November 6, 2011

    Vocal Rest ??????????????????
    FOR WHAT ???????????????????

    Her vocal chord are exhausted after ALL THAT LIPSYNCHING SHE S BEEN DOING?

    Even her biggest fans were annoyed by all that bad lipsynching.

  7. MusicismyLife November 6, 2011

    i went to the concert and she wasn’t lipsyncing she would sing along to pre-recorded tracks for some parts but u could tell she was really singing ..she has done over 80 shows worldwide while most of yall will never leave the computer or go out the country .

  8. TruthTeller November 6, 2011

    Stop the lies.
    She was caught on tape having a Milli Vanilli momennt in Jersey and her lawyer took it off youtube.

  9. MusicismyLife November 6, 2011

    dumbass if she was lipsyncing u wouldn’t of heard anything from her voice..she was singing but was off key but she quickly went back to key as the pre-recorded track came in …she was singing “come with me don’t u worry ” ..if she was lipsyncing it would of been no voice ..dumbass

  10. JUDAS666 November 6, 2011

    JANET NEEDS TO TAKE LIP SYNCING LESSONS FROM BEYAAWWNCE. THAT B**** IS THE BEST LIP SYNCER ON THE PLANET.

  11. NaQu November 6, 2011

    VOCAL REST? JANET? LMAO!!!

    How does someone who lips 90% of their show need “vocal rest?”

  12. Pierre_Shaun November 6, 2011

    All the lip syncing s*** is over used and late.. She has always sing live on tour. It may not be every song… no one sings EVERY song live every day and night on tour… They’re human they could lose their voice. Come on she been touring for 20+ years.

  13. curvydivas.com November 6, 2011

    Maybe the Dr.Murray Trail is taking it’s toll on her. Get better soon!

  14. Dax November 6, 2011

    More like lip rest.

  15. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    Next Britney spears will be cancelling to rest her vocal chords.

  16. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ Taylor Swifts Number 1 Fan
    Youre talking but your fave sounds like s*** !

  17. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    @jamir21 Atleast she sings live 100 percent.. Shes a true artist. Wrote a full album, plays the guitar… If your a singer and you dont sing.. then what are you? Answer Janet jackson!!

  18. Imgunnacheckuboo November 6, 2011

    I love Janet but are we gonna pretend she sings live?

    If anything her vocal chords are suffering from atrophy from damn near NO use!

  19. PYTFROMAL November 6, 2011

    @TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER ONE FAN

    Taylor Swift sounds horrific live. You have no room to talk. And her songwriting skills are generic. All of her songs are about the same thing. Also, Janet sings along to a pre-recorded track so get your facts straight. I’m sorry but you need to keep it cute.

  20. YOOSONDALOOSE November 6, 2011

    She looks good in the photo!

  21. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    @PYTFROMAL
    Lmao. Love how of all the negative comments… you start on my comment.. someone just made another negative comment.

    Taylor is good live and no many what you say. she sings live 100 percent. You can only wish.. your fav would do the same. we both know shes not upto it. Fact

    So yeh Im keeping it cute.

  22. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    *matter

  23. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    @jamir21
    Firstly you saying Taylor swifts music is terrible is just an opinon. I could say Janets music sounds the same.. all a matter of an opinon.
    Also what does dancing got to do with anything? The only reason janet dances is cause the aiudence would be bored as hell, with her just standing behind a mc and miming. Anyways we’re talking about a singer.. not a dancer.

    Taylor doesnt have the best voice, but what she does is sing live which is what any decent artist should do.

  24. PYTFROMAL November 6, 2011

    @TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN

    Hun, I never said Janet was a great singer. She has never been that. Her strong suit is being able to dance her ass off. I just found your comment ironic because Taylor isn’t the best singer is all.

  25. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ Taylor Swifts Number 1 Fan
    Janet`s music does not sound all the same……Her music changes from decade to decade..but you dont know that because you are too busy listening to country music….I could say that the only thing that Taylor sings is about how her boyfriend treats her wrong…oh boo-hoo NOBODY GIVES A F*** !
    and once again..if taylor can sing live then
    http://naturallyalise.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/whitney-houston-show-me-the-receipts-gif.gif

  26. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ PYTFORMAL
    Agree !

  27. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    @PYTFROMAL Yup, but you dont need to be a good singer for your vocal chords to need a rest, if you actually use them that is. Janet doesnt cause like Britney she mimes loads

    @jamir21
    If nobody gives a f*** about Taylors music, then why she still at number 41 on the album charts 54 weeks after the album came out… even after it sold a million in its first week? Also I dont listen to all that much country music. I live in England.. So we hardly get any on the radio.

    Janets music sounds very alike, seriously it does. But hey your a massive fan of janets.. so you wont say anything negative about her.

    See i can say Taylors voice isnt the best…even as a big fan of hers.

  28. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN November 6, 2011

    LOL@ THE HATERS

    JANET BEEN TOURING SINCE FEB! SHE BEEN TRAVELLING THE F****** GLOBE! SHE WAS BOUND TO GET SICK SOONER OR LATER!

    SIT DOWN RETARDS! DEAD@ HATERS CHECKING FOR HER NEW VIDEOS.

  29. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ Taylors Swift Number 1 Fan
    I am not a Janet fan…I do have some of her songs on my ipod though…But i dont like people disrespecting legends !
    You have no right to be on this post…..
    I dont care about Taylor`s numbers……her music is still blah !

  30. mik November 6, 2011

    Lord next up Britney is gonna tell us she’s on vocal rest.

    Thats why I don’t hate on Rihanna cause she cant sing but she sings live allllll the time.

  31. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN November 6, 2011

    JANET SINGS LIVE MOST OF THE TIME! SO PLZ

    BRITNEY STILL SINGS TO HER ACTUAL CD TRACKS

  32. Dave November 6, 2011

    Get well janet! We’ve all seen what can happen if you try to sing through vocal problems, just look at adele.

  33. fireball November 6, 2011

    LOL………..
    she tryna make a fool of herself?!?… they could have used any excuse but this.

    Voice?…. What voice?

  34. Teacher November 6, 2011

    Vocal rest? “B**** WTFuck!”…….LOL…..This is a lie cuz her ass been at the trial…Excuses excuses….Well at least she finalllly got a post…Where that “DUMB” b**** at………..She can be 1st to a Rihanna post, but ain nowhr to be seen on Janets…*side-eye*…b**** no she a Rih fan….smh…..LOLOLOL!!!!!

  35. TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN November 6, 2011

    LOL@ FIREBALL

    B**** U STAN FOR A 10 YEAR OLD! SIT UR CHILD MOLESTING ASS DOWN

  36. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ Teacher
    The reason why @ Shesdumb isnt here because….she got roasted and toasted last night by our fellow navy members including me !
    She will not be here anymore !

  37. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    Roasted and Toasted like Pita Thins !

  38. Boopi November 6, 2011

    Get well soon QUEEN JANET! F*** the haters.

  39. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN November 6, 2011

    @jamir21
    My first comment was about Britney spears.. thats the one you replied too. Also I why dont I have a right to be on this post? Explain this to me!
    And 80 percent of the comments on here are negative.. Its seems to be a popular opinon about her singing doesnt it?

  40. Teacher November 6, 2011

    jamir21
    November 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    @ Teacher
    The reason why @ Shesdumb isnt here because….she got roasted and toasted last night by our fellow navy members including me !
    She will not be here anymore !
    ______________________________________________

    Lol true!

  41. Jessica November 6, 2011

    As usual stupid clueless youngin’s don’t know s***. Can you people sing?? Most likely not dumbasses. Janet sings live because I went to her concert back in March in Toronto, front row. 1. DON’T YOU KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE?? DO YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL AND LEARN THAT?? DUMB KIDS. IF JANET LIPSINGS, WHY IS SHE IN THE BIZ FOR 30+ YEARS NOW?? STUPID. All singers looses there voice, STUPID PEOPLE. THIS IS YOUR HOMEWORK, RESEARCH HOW THE VOCAL CORDS WORK IN SINGING, AND THEN TALK. IDIOTS!!!

    Get well JANET, these kids think they know everything, in which they don’t know crap.

  42. rocco November 6, 2011

    I was just about to go into the vip party and then terry her assistant said that the show has been cancelled!!!! Soooo annoyed! Bought a ticket for tues night but its not the 3rd row from the front ticket like i had from last night:-(

  43. SHESDUMB November 6, 2011

    @JAMIRA21
    @TEACHER

    STFU, YALL AINT ROAST S***, IN FACT YALL THE ONES THAT GOT SLAYED ALL THROUGH THAT RIHANNA POST, EVEN THE PREVIOUSS RIHANNA LOONEYS COULDNT HELP YA AND YOU HAD TO START IGNORING ME DUE TO BE SLAYED.

    JANET SINGS LIVE #TRUTH
    JANETS SHOWS SELL OUT AND SHE DOESNT HAVE TO LOWER THE TICKET PRICES LIKE FLOPANNA #TRUTH

    STAY PRESSED AND STAY SLAYED.

  44. Teacher November 6, 2011

    SHESDUMB
    November 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm
    @JAMIRA21
    @TEACHER

    STFU, YALL AINT ROAST S***, IN FACT YALL THE ONES THAT GOT SLAYED ALL THROUGH THAT RIHANNA POST, EVEN THE PREVIOUSS RIHANNA LOONEYS COULDNT HELP YA AND YOU HAD TO START IGNORING ME DUE TO BE SLAYED.

    JANET SINGS LIVE #TRUTH
    JANETS SHOWS SELL OUT AND SHE DOESNT HAVE TO LOWER THE TICKET PRICES LIKE FLOPANNA #TRUTH

    STAY PRESSED AND STAY SLAYED.
    ____________________________________________________

    Finally…..LOL u mad?…..Hahaha…Stay Mad C***!!!!…but u be the very 1st on Flopanna’s post huh?……Oh nd I wusnt ignoring u ..that B**** Sam stopd postin my comments cuz he felt bad 4 u..which is y we got a Janet post 2day…45 comments…guess nobody gave a f***…they know lies when they see em…singn live?..lol…the last time this b**** sang live was prolly when she PURPOSELY had Justin rip out her old ass tiddys in her attempt to stay relevant…did it work?……one word..Khia…..——–>

  45. JER November 6, 2011

    i’m sorry but vocal rest? She doens’t even sing lie anymore. Janet is s gone. She doesn’t have any hustle these days. She’s not hungry anymore. Her concert is such a non event… i can’t believe she’s cancelling shows for the few hundred that’s actually going ot see these theatres. That’s really sad.

  46. SHESDUMB November 6, 2011

    @TEACHER
    WAS I THE FIRST ON THE RIHANNA POST REALLY? I THINK YOU NEED TO GO CHECK, I REALLY DONT CARE IF I WAS OR NOT LIKE YOU DO. AND YEAH RIGHT B**** SAM AINT FINNA DISABLE NO ONE FROM POSTING COMMENTS BECAUSE THE MORE COMMENTS THE BETTER FOR THIS SITE. YOU AND THE OTHER 3 LOONS GOT DRAGGED ALL THROUGH OUT THAT POST B****. YOU STILL PRESSED ABOUT IT EVEN A DAY LATER, I COME IN THIS POST, AND LOOK WHAT I SEE, MY NAME BEING BROUGHT UP BY THE SAME PEOPLE I SLAYED YESTERDAY. ONCE AGAIN…….

    STAY PRESSED AND STAY SLAYED.

  47. Jessica November 6, 2011

    @Teacher: if your soo mad about Janet, why post?? IDIOT LMAO. You teach what?? The only thing you teach is to make stupid assumptions that you don’t know jack s***, so move. Please Rhianna can’t sing live, I know because I saw her for free and front row and I’m glad I didn’t spend money on that foolishness, she was garbage!! Please, Janet, Mariah, Mary, Monica, Brandy, and Beyonce can sing circles around lipsinging Rhianna. SHE IS A INDUSTRY ARTIST MADE- NO REAL TALENT!!!! CAN YOU SAY THAT YOU #FAIL AS A TEACHER. LMAO!!!

  48. lola November 6, 2011

    LMFAO at this news! Janet has to cancel shows for vocal rest? Really? That old, ass b**** lip-syncs at her damn shows, so why would she need vocal rest? Plus, even if she does sing live SOMETIMES, she can’t sing at all and hasno vocal range! All she does is whisper and get a little loud at times. I’m surprised people still see her in concert. All the shows I’ve seen this year and last year of her performing were wack as hell. She can’t really dance anymore. She’s so stiff and slow.

  49. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ Shesdumb
    You didnt slay S*** !

    You have gotten ROASTED AND TOASTED !

    So stop it with that “I slayed you…” S*** !

    BECAUSE YOU DIDNT SLAY S***….OKAY !

  50. jamir21 November 6, 2011

    @ Jessica
    -___________-

  51. mushroom079 November 6, 2011

    I was in the Sydney opera house in VIP foyer. We had just started drink rounds, We were just about to enter the VELVET ROPE GALLERY and get our VIP BAG. We could see the gallery in the next glass room of the concert room being prepped for us….
    Sadly – no. that’s when we got the news.

    12YEARS SINCE I LAST SEEN JANET PERFORM!

    Basically – Management were all apologetic.
    Apparently a full refund will be given. No details were supplied to us of a rescheduled show. The official statement says there will not be one.

    Fans were pissed. There were cusses and tears. People had travelled to get to these shows. And a simple letter of cancellation, a call to all ticket holders ONE HOUR before the show.
    Sad.
    VIP guests asked for the VIP merchandise as a conciliation – we were told no. As they are all allocated AND IF the show is rescheduled it would be issues to that Show.

    We offered to BUY the merchandise – sadly there was no arrangement in place to process the transaction.

    If there are any tickets left for Tuesday show – we will be offered priority.

    I am devastated that I was so close.

    Luckily I had seen the Sat night (5TH NOV) in 6th row.
    She was amazing. She sure as hell sounded fine in my opinion.
    She thanked the crowd for being so supportive, Shared some personal details and said the family always discuss Australia tours being one of the most fun with the crowd.
    Sydney was the one She was waiting for – this is is it.

    I don’t believe the illness. I do believe she is heading back to hear about the trial outcome. So we’ll see if She’s “Bed rest” is in her OWN bed.

    I am cut deep. I don’t know what else to say.

  52. gotintoririfever18 November 7, 2011

    why does she need a vocal rest, she doesn’t even have one.

    oh SO-CALLED vocals~

  53. Yallow November 7, 2011

    I find it funny so many people are down on her for not being well. She has done over 80 shows for almost a year. I think the woman is due a sick day! Damn!

    When Rhi got in the same situation last week, I don’t recall hearing all this noise. I’m a fan of both women, but why the double standard.

    They both sing live with backtracks, and if you say rhianna sings any more live, than ms Janet your delusional.

    Get well ms Janet! 

  54. Yallow November 7, 2011

    I feel bad for the fans that missed out, but I’d rather her be healthy for the long haul.

    People are always with some conspiracy theory with this woman.

    She is a boss b****, 30 years in the game, and still selling out theatres and stadiums, around the world.

    Music royalty!

  55. KD November 7, 2011

    Vocal rest???? For someone who never sings live. LMAO 🙂

  56. Yallow November 7, 2011

    I thought all the bees took flight like floponce’s career! Lmao! Buzz buzz!!

  57. Yallow November 7, 2011

    When floponce sells 100 million albums on her own, c** back with your mess. Since that will never happen sit.

    Just cause Janet and Rhi don’t howl at the moon like your werewolf fav don’t mean they can’t sing.. Smooches

  58. mushroom079 November 7, 2011

    Just received an offer from PREFERRED SEATING.
    They have opened up BOX E rows 1-5 and BOX Y rows 1-5 exclusively for VIPS of the cancelled show.
    Original Tickets will be refunded minus VIP experience – cover charge.

    So assuming this cost value – VIP upgrade was $200 USD.

    So back to Sydney tomorrow night for round “three”.

    Glad we have a resolution.

    I understand the sickness – and I understand the comments above.
    You need to remember AUS fans missed out on ALL FOR YOU, ROCK WITCHU TOUR – its been 12years since we saw her performance.

    Secondly, It was an hour before the show kicked off. We were there for VIP. We were in.
    Those people who travelled to see.

    I love Janet. I am a huge fan.
    I am only disappointed as there is nothing is more frustrating than being at the cancelled event.
    Cost of travel, accommodation, the list goes on.

    We have a resolution.
    It’s a good sign.

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