The illness that forced Janet Jackson to miss concerts in Montreal, Boston and Philadelphia last week still appears to be plaguing the singer, who announced the postponement of three more shows over the weekend.
According to The Associated Press, Jackson’s publicist sent out an e-mail late Saturday stating that the singer was postponing that night’s show in Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as a gig in Atlanta on Sunday and one in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday.
“Janet was hoping to resume her tour in an effort not to disappoint her fans,” read Saturday’s statement. “However, after arriving in Greensboro, it became evident that she is not fully recovered. A local doctor advised that she not perform tomorrow.”
Jackson’s reps have not disclosed what is ailing the 42-year-old singer, but last week they said she became “suddenly ill” during soundcheck for a show in Montreal on Monday and was hospitalized that night, forcing her to miss the date. Jackson, on her first North American tour in seven years, went on to cancel gigs in Boston and Philadelphia that were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. Back in March, she was also hospitalized in Los Angeles briefly while suffering from the flu.
While Jackson’s publicist did not give any more information on her condition on Saturday, it was revealed that the singer is “recuperating” and will return home at her doctor’s suggestion for further treatment. The promoter of her Rock Witchu Tour is reportedly working on rescheduling the missed dates.