Janet Jackson will reschedule postponed live shows for 2017

Singer recently postponed all upcoming live shows as she focuses on starting a family

Janet Jackson‘s postponed North American tour dates will be rescheduled for 2017, Live Nation have confirmed.

The singer announced on Wednesday (April 6) that she has put all of her upcoming live dates on hold as she focuses on starting a family with her husband.

“My husband and I are planning our family – so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can, try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up [on] doctor’s orders. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can,” she said in a video clip uploaded to Twitter.

Now tour promoters Live Nation have given fans an update, telling Us Weekly: “The Janet Jackson Unbreakable tour in North America will be postponed until 2017. New dates will be announced at a later time, and tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase. Stay tuned to JanetJackson.com and LiveNation.com for further info.”

Janet Jackson’s official Twitter account has since tweeted a link to Live Nation’s statement.

The singer had been due to tour the UK during March but “scheduling difficulties” were blamed at the time for the postponement of these shows. It is unknown whether the singer’s UK dates will also be rescheduled for 2017.

Jackson did not indicate in this week’s video clip whether she is currently pregnant or not. She married her husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, in 2012.

Last year (2015) she released ‘Unbreakable’, her first album in seven years, and saw it debut at Number One in the US and Number 11 in the UK.