Gossip blogger Janet Charlton claims that Janet Jackson has been resting up in a “health spa recovery place” in Atlanta while recovering from the illness that has caused several cancellations on her Rock Witchu tour.
Charlton also claims that Jackson’s boyfriend, music mogul Jermaine Dupri, has been banned from visiting her by her management.
“Jermaine was told ‘You’re not her boyfriend any more,'” Charlton wrote on her blog Tuesday. “Jermaine took off for New York and he and Janet are speaking on the phone. Where their relationship stands, no one knows for sure.”
Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour Monday night at the Turning Stone Resort in New York after canceling a show over the weekend in Connecticut. A message posted on the resort and casino’s Web site stated the show had been canceled due to “doctor’s orders.”
No one is saying what is ailing Jackson, who has been off the road since being rushed to a hospital in Montreal before a concert in late September.
Meanwhile, as far Janet’s concert schedule is concerned, yesterday, EUR received aan email from her publicist, Kitara Garner, of W&W PR, saying the tour was back on starting tonight in Washington, DC.
It seems that our initial report of her suffering from vertigo was indeed correct and the cause of her concert cancelling problems. Read the the full press release:
Over the last two weeks, Janet Jackson has had to cancel a number of dates on her “Rock Witchu” tour due to medical reasons. After a thorough medical evaluation, it has been confirmed that Janet’s symptoms are being caused by a rare form of migraine called vestibular migraine or migraine-associated vertigo for which she is currently receiving treatment.
“Janet wanted very much to resume her tour so as not to disappoint her fans, but she continued to suffer from vertigo and could not perform,” stated Janet’s manager Kenneth Crear. “She’s a world-class entertainer and needs to be at the top of her game to give her fans the show they expect. She’s feeling much better and is ready to hit the road again to finish the tour.”
Janet’s Rock Witchu Tour will resume tomorrow night, October 15, 2008 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Upcoming confirmed concert dates are as follows:
October 15, 2008 Verizon Center Washington, D.C.
October 17, 2008 Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ
October 19, 2008 Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
October 21, 2008 Toyota Center Houston, TX
October 22, 2008 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
October 24, 2008 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
October 26, 2008 Bank of Oklahoma Center Tulsa, OK
October 28, 2008 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI
November 1, 2008 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
New dates for the canceled shows in Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Greensboro, Fort Lauderdale and Mohegan Sun Arena are being rescheduled and will be announced shortly.