Janet Jackson Cancels Australian Tour Dates To Attend Conrad Murray Trial

Becky Bain / October 24, 2011

As Conrad Murray’s defense team makes its case today, Janet Jackson is making sure she’s there in the courthouse to support her family. Jackson has canceled three of her Number Ones tour dates in Melbourne, Australia in order for her to be present at the trial. “When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different,” she said in a statement. “After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now… This saddens me in so many ways.” The singer will return to Melbourne to perform a make-up show on November 3. [Via Billboard]