Janet Jackson Shuts Down Tour Production to Care for Ailing Father
Joe Jackson, the Jackson family patriarch, has been in Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil since Sunday, July 26, 2015, after experiencing signs of a stroke while in the country to celebrate his 87th birthday.
Joe’s heart stopped three times, and he subsequently underwent surgery on Monday, July 27, 2015, to have a permanent pacemaker fitted. He has been recuperating at the hospital since the operation, and now Entertainment Tonight reports that his superstar daughter has decided to put rehearsals for her much-anticipated The Unbreakable World Tour to a halt in order to be by her father’s side. She showed her love and support on Twitter – the morning of Joe Jackson’s medical emergency.
Janet’s first trek in four years is slated to kick off on August 31, 2015, in Vancouver, Canada.
Wishing my Father, @Joe5Jackson a Happy Birthday. I want to tell the world, I love and honor you.— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) July 26, 2015