Janet Jackson Has Had to Postpone Her Unbreakable Tour Because of an Unspecified Surgery

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Janet Jackson. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/2013 Getty Images

Janet Jackson has paused her Unbreakable World Tour because of an unspecified upcoming surgery. The 49-year-old singer-songwriter issued the update on her social media and website, noting that any affected concert dates would be pushed back and rescheduled in the spring. "Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time," she wrote. "I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love." The tour, to promote Jackson's new album of the same name, began at the end of this summer in Canada. The next Unbreakable destination was supposed to be Denver, on January 9, followed by several more stateside stops until a switch to the U.K. at the end of March.

Read her message in full, below:

Hey you guys… Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time. There will be no further comment. I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon' b alright.

The new schedule has not been released yet, but for updates, head to Jackson's site.