Monday, October 24, 2011

Janet Jackson reschedules tour to join family at trial

Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael’s death.

Entertainment Weekly reports the shows for her “Number Ones” tour were scheduled in Melbourne on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; to make them up, she’ll perform one night, on November 3, in Rod Laver Arena.

She thanked her fans for their support and understanding.

“When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different,” she said in a Sunday statement to The Associated Press. “After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now. …. This saddens me in so many ways.”

Michael’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is on trial in Los Angeles; he is accused of being negligent in his care of the superstar, who died in 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol at age 50.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly here.

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