Janet Jackson Pulls Out Of iHeartRadio Festival Performance Over Reported Ear Issue
The two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off today at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and such chart luminaries as Sam Smith, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Duran Duran, Tove Lo, Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo, Coldplay and Demi Lovato are set to hit the stage before all is said and done. Two acts who have dropped out of their scheduled performances, however, are Janet Jackson and The Who.
According to Sin City’s local Fox affiliate, The Who has been forced to cancel several shows due to frontman Roger Daltrey‘s health. As for Jackson, she reportedly “is suffering from an ear issue – and started her Unbreakable Tour against doctors orders,” says the news station’s site.
As of now, Janet’s concerts tonight (September 18) at Charlotte, North Carolina’s PNC Pavilion and Sunday (September 20) at Miami’s American Airlines Arena are still scheduled to go on.
Jackson’s 11th studio album Unbreakable is due to be released in two weeks, on October 2.