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Janet Jackson Cancels European Tour
Citing air safety concerns in the wake of the September 11
hijackings, Janet Jackson has called off a European tour that was set to
begin on November 2, according to her label.
|Photo: Jason Millstein/Image
"If anything happened
to anyone on this tour, I could never forgive myself," Jackson said in a
statement issued in London on Monday (October 1), according to
Reuters. "My European fans are among the most loyal, and I was very
excited to share this show with them. I have agonized over this
Jackson "decided the risk to her large group of tour
personnel is too great to proceed comfortably," the statement said,
according to the news service.
The singer's North American tour
wraps up October 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with the second of two
shows she postponed the week of the attacks in the U.S. (see "Destiny's
Child, Janet Jackson, Pantera, Others Cancel, Postpone Concerts"). The
remaining concerts include several shows that Jackson postponed in July
and August due to illness (see "Janet
Jackson's Tour Itinerary Succumbs To Flu Again").
information on and audience reaction to the attacks, including tips on how
you can help, see "America Comes
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