Janet Jackson took the stage to exploding fireworks, clouds of smoke and the sounds of some early hits Wednesday in her first concert since she was sidelined for two weeks by a bout of vertigo, reports the AP.
Sporting a huge mohawk and light-colored body suit, the Grammy-winning performer opened with “Pleasure Principle,” followed by “What Have You Done for Me Lately.”
“It feels so good to be back after being down just a little bit,” Jackson told the crowd at the less-than-full Verizon Center.
Last night’s show marked Jackson’s return to the concert trail after several show cancellations because of the vertigo condition that was finally revealed by her camp late yesterday.
That statement confirmed that that the singer was suffering from vestibular migraines, described as an unusual condition that creates the sensation of vertigo.
As previously reported, Janet’s brother Randy told a Michael Jackson fansite earlier this month that his sister was suffering from vertigo, but her camp would not reveal the cause of her illness. A week later, Santa Barbara-based firm One Way Publicity released a statement denying the vertigo reports.
Jackson’s show at Madison Square Garden, originally slated for tonight, has been rescheduled for Nov. 1. New dates for other cancelled shows are still being worked out