Janet Jackson Released From HospitalPublished by Carrie Blackshaw on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm.
Janet Jackson has been released from the Royal Victoria
Hospital in Montreal but postponed her two upcoming shows on her “Rock Witchu”
tour. Her brief
hospitalization wasn’t serious enough to stop boyfriend Jermaine Dupri
from partying with T.I. in New York City, according to a report.
“Yesterday evening she was checked into the Royal Victoria Hospital and left
a couple of hours later,” Rebecca Burns, the spokeswoman for the McGill University
Health Centre, which operates the hospital, told PEOPLE.
Jackson, 42, cancelled her show in Montreal on Monday and was taken to the hospital
after she “got suddenly ill” during her sound check, according to a
statement from W&W Public Relations.
Further details of the singer’s condition were not immediately available,
and reps for Jackson did not return requests for additional comment.
Jackson kicked off her Rock Witchu tour promoting her latest album, Discipline,
in Vancouver on Sept. 10.
Jackson has complained of exhaustion, a source close to boyfriend Jermaine Dupri
tells PEOPLE. “A 42-year-old body can’t handle what a 22-year-old body
can,” says the source. “I can tell you that she’s definitely tired.
It was probably exhaustion. She is doing back-to-back, three-hour shows, and her
body isn’t the same as it used to be.”
The same night that Jackson was rushed to the hospital, Dupri was spotted in New
York City partying at Patron’s Music in Motion Tour featuring TI at Marquee.
“If [Janet’s condition] was more serious he would’ve rushed to
her side,” added the source.
Janet is now “recuperating,” according to a release issued by her publicist.
No information about what Janet is recuperating from is offered though. However,
the singer’s tour stops in Boston (Oct. 1) and Philadelphia (Oct. 2) will
be rescheduled. The tour resumes in Greensboro, N.C on Saturday.