The 49-year-old singer announced in a clip on her Twitter account Wednesday that there has been a “sudden change” to the second leg of her tour, which started in August.
She didn’t say she was pregnant, only that she “has to rest up; doctor’s orders.” Jackson said she has not forgotten about her fans and would continue the tour as soon as she possibly can.
In the one-minute, 46-second video clip, Jackson smiles and speaks directly to her fans. She asks that they understand that it’s important that she “does this now,” and thanked them for their love and loyalty.
She went on to thank her dancers, her band and her crew. She said couldn’t wait to get started again.
The start date for her tour was Aug. 31, 2015. In December 2015, Jackson posted a message on her website and social media sites announcing that all future tour dates had been postponed until spring so she could have an unspecified surgical procedure.
Her concert in Cleveland had been most recently scheduled for Aug. 28, 2016.