Janet Jackson announces 'my husband and I are planning our family'; postpones European tour

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Janet Jackson Delays Tour to Plan Family

Janet Jackson has been forced to postpone the dates on her Unbreakable world tour once again. But on Wednesday morning (Apr. 6), the 49-year-old music icon gave a very happy reason for keeping her European fans waiting. "We're in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change. I thought it was important that you be the first to know," Jackson announced in a nearly two-minute video posted on Twitter.

Pausing and taking a deep breath, Jackson, dressed all in white, revealed with a smile, "my husband and I are planning our family. I'm gonna have to delay the tour. Please if you can try and understand that it's important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor's orders." Jackson did not use the word "pregnant" in the clip. She and third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, 41, were married in 2012.

Jackson, was due to resume her tour in Birmingham, England, on March 30 after previously postponing a string of 29 U.S. dates to reportedly receive surgery for an undisclosedillness; Jackson denied rumors that she was suffering from cancer. One month ago, Jackson's European dates were suddenly removed from Ticketmaster's site and the dates were canceled.

The singer thanked her dancers, her band, her crew and promoter Live Nation, saying, "I can't wait for us to get started again."

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Janet Jackson attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
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