Janet Jackson Postpones Tour Dates to 'Rest My Vocal Chords'

This weekend's gigs in Salt Lake City and Denver delayed due to "doctor's orders," singer says

Janet Jackson has postponed a pair of tour dates in order to rest her voice Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Entertainment

UPDATE: Janet Jackson has announced rescheduled dates for four previously postponed shows in Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City and Salt Lake City. Denver's show will now take place on January 9th and St. Louis' performance will now be on February 14th. Jackson will hit Kansas City the next day on February 15th and visit Salt Lake City on June 29th. All tickets for the previously scheduled shows will be honored.

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable World Tour isn't exactly unstoppable as the singer has postponed a pair of upcoming dates – Saturday's show in Salt Lake City and Sunday's gig in Denver – in order to give her voice a break. "Hey you guys, I must rest my vocal chords. Doctor's orders," Jackson tweeted Friday night. "Will be rescheduling Salt Lake and Denver. Keep your tickets! Back to Burn Up Kansas City."

Jackson concluded her message by promising her fans that she's "gon b alright." No make-up dates for the postponed concerts have been announced yet; the second North American leg of Jackson's Unbreakable World Tour will kick off January 2016, with a third leg to follow in May 2016. As it stands now, Jackson will resume her Unbreakable trek Tuesday, October 27th at Kansas City's Sprint Center.

The Unbreakable World Tour hit another bump in the road earlier this week when fans' Instagram accounts were suspended or had their content removed for posting video of the singer performing in concert after "a third party reported that the content violates their copyright." The photo-sharing app later admitted that "a bug" was to blame for the removed accounts, and while those accounts were restored, "repeat infringers" were deleted.

Following the uproar, Jackson promised in a statement that she and her team would "change their approach and allow you to engage socially with these videos."

"I want you to know that I enjoy watching the short clips of how you are Burning It Up at the Unbreakable shows. Please keep posting them," she wrote. "My team is passionate about protecting the intellectual property we are creating for the tour and possible future projects. It was never their intention, acting on my behalf, to have social media accounts removed."

Jackson added that she is fine with fans sharing short snippets of performances, but due to a "contractual problem" she asked that fans refrained from posting longer clips.