Fox411 columnist Roger Friedman suggests that “Jackson watchers” believe the singer may have faked the illness as a way to cancel shows that hadn’t sold a respectable amount of tickets.
Jackson watchers speculated that she’d picked up an old trick from brother Michael. When ticket sales are off, or you just feel blue, claim illness. Michael has made more unnecessary hospital visits than any other celebrity besides his own mentor, Liz Taylor.
Still, it seemed so unlike Janet. She’s always had a strong work ethic, and always seemed above her family’s shenanigans. But the truth is, tickets were not moving. Yesterday afternoon you could have bought 8 floor seats for the show at Houston’s Toyota Center.