Fans worldwide are concerned with the health of one of music’s brightest stars, Janet Jackson. Last month, the “Control” singer took to her Facebook page to announce that she would have to postpone her “Unbreakable” World Tour, which was only just beginning. The 2016 leg of the tour, supporting her 11th studio album of the same name, had been scheduled to begin on January 9 in Denver and go until the end of June.

Taking to Instagram last week, Janet Jackson broke the news to concerned fans saying that her condition had in fact gotten much worse, but she didn’t get into specifics. Now, we’ve learned the seriousness of her condition according to her doctor, Dr. Stuart Fischer.

Dr. Fischer says that a growth had appeared in Jackson‘s throat, which prompted the need for a biopsy to test whether the growth was cancerous. “Surgery would be very complex, and followed by months of radiation treatment,” he said. “God forbid that this should be cancer of the larynx,” Fischer told Radar. “That would abruptly end her ability to ever perform again. Singing would be impossible.”


We can’t help but notice the COMPLETE irony that her late brother Michael‘s final tour was called “This Is It,” and now her own tour is titled “Unbreakable,” and she’s going through such a devastating turn of events. Still, we’re keeping Janet and her family in our thoughts and prayers.