Janet Jackson has announced that she won’t be rescheduling seven tour stops she was forced to postpone last month due to migraine-associated vertigo.
According to The Associated Press, the 42-year-old singer is not choreographing any of the makeup dates for the seven Rock Witchu Tour dates she’d canceled , because of “conflicts in the singer’s schedule,” a statement released by tour organizer Live Nation claims.
Jackson first fell ill during sound check for a September 29 show in Montreal and ended up postponing shows in Philadelphia; Boston; Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Uncasville, Connecticut; Verona, New York; and New York City. She did reschedule the shows in Atlanta and New York.
At first, the singer’s publicists would not reveal details about Jackson’s illness, saying only that the onset of the malaise was sudden. Jackson was hospitalized briefly because of her condition, the symptoms of which include dizziness and imbalance.
Jackson’s first tour in seven years has been a troubled affair, to say the least. After postponing several shows, opening act LL Cool J announced that he would be dropping off the bill due to unspecified “scheduling conflicts.”
It’s been a rough year for Jackson, who recently parted ways Island Def Jam Records after just 14 months with the label. Back in April, while promoting her latest album, Discipline, Jackson missed an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” due to bronchitis.