Despite being nearly 50 years old, Janet Jackson apparently wants to have a baby immediately, and this means she will be canceling a scheduled return stop to the Bay Area at Concord Pavilion on May 19. It's billed as a postponement or "delay," as Ms. Jackson says in a video she tweeted out to fans this morning.
Grinning as she says it, she says, "I thought it was important that you would be the first to know my husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour." And, alluding to her age, she says, "Please, if you can try to understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue to tour as soon as I possibly can."
She doesn't go so far as to admit that she is pregnant and the "doctor's orders" thing could just be some kind of ruse because she as a surrogate ready to give birth in a few months? But women are apparently giving birth at 50 these days with the help of fertility treatments and/or implanted eggs, and to be certain Jackson's billionaire Qatari husband Wissam Al Mana, 41, has the finest fertility doctors at his disposal.
Jackson and Al Mana have been married since 2012, and as People explains, he runs "55 companies a Middle Eastern empire that spans fashion, media, engineering and real estate."
Jackson, who turns 50 in May, was last in California on this tour in the fall, at which point there was a dustup between her legal team and Instagramming fans, in which people were having their accounts suspended or outright deleted all because they were taking photos of her at concerts.
Update: Also, it looks like there won't be any refunds offered for the indefinitely delayed concert dates. Nice.