Janet Jackson postpones tour for family planning

Updated 12:04 PM EDT, Wed April 6, 2016

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Janet Jackson, 49, says she's planning a family with husband Wissam Al Mana

Jackson is postponing her world tour for the second time to focus on their goal

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Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana
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Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana

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Jackson announced she is halting the second leg of her “Unbreakable” world tour for the second time on doctor’s orders.

In late December, she attributed a tour delay to her need to recover from an unspecified surgery.

This time, the singer is giving a little more detail.

“I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she told fans in a video released on Twitter on Wednesday. “Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.”

No word on whether Jackson, 49, and her husband, 41-year-old Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, are looking to build their family the old-fashioned way or through other means.

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The singer’s representatives had no further comment.

In January, Jackson shot down rumors that she was battling cancer after postponing several tour dates.

“The rumors are untrue. I do not have cancer. I am recovering,” Jackson said in a video message.

In the latest video, Jackson thanked her band, dancers, crew and fans.

“I can’t wait for us to get started again,” she said.

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CNN’s Tony Marco contributed to this story.