Janet Jackson Cancels Tour, Blames Economy

This has not been Janet Jackson’s time to shine.

The possibly pregnant singer/actress, 42, has cancelled her February Rock Witchu tour dates in Japan.

The Japanese dates, which were scheduled between February 14 and February 22, will be rescheduled for next year, according to Japanese promoter Kyodo Yokohama.

Us reports that the newly rounded Jackson nixed the shows “due to the impact of economic crisis.”

Granted, global markets are in the middle of one of the scariest economic states since the Great Depression, but something was already amiss about Janet’s tour from the get-go.

Rock Witch kicked off in 2008 with a less-than-promising start.

Miss Jackson became mysteriously ill and cancelled a total of seven dates on the U.S. leg of her tour.

The cancellations and reschedules were attributed to vertigo and migraines.

It might have had something to do with the failure of her last album Discipline, and the fact that ticket sales were slow.  According to BET, the sister of Michael Jackson was playing to half-full arenas.

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