Whatever it was that was ailing Janet Jackson appears to have passed. The singer, who canceled six concerts on her Rock Witchu Tour after falling ill during a sound check in Montreal on September 29, will be back onstage on Saturday in Uncasville, Connecticut, according to Access Hollywood.
“Janet, who has been under her doctor’s care and recuperating over the last week, is excited about getting back on the road and again being able to share with her fans what she feels is one of her best stage shows ever,” reads a statement from tour promoter Live Nation.
Janet, 42, was forced to cancel the show in Montreal, as well as gigs in Boston, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philadelphia and Greensboro, North Carolina, after she took ill at the Canadian date and was rushed to the hospital. When the three additional shows were canceled last week, Jackson’s spokespeople said she was under a doctor’s care and was advised to rest until she had fully recovered.
One victim of Ms. Jackson’s illness is her planned October 16 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which has been rescheduled for November 1.
Last week, Jackson — who is in the midst of her first North American tour in seven years — appeared ready to hit the road again for the show in Greensboro, but her publicist put out a statement saying the singer was not quite healed.
“Janet was hoping to resume her tour in an effort not to disappoint her fans,” read the statement the night before the North Carolina show. “However, after arriving in Greensboro, it became evident that she is not fully recovered. A local doctor advised that she not perform tomorrow.”