Janet Jackson is planning to visit Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, Texas shelters ahead of her show in the city on Saturday.
Jackson kicks off her “State of the World Tour” in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday night, and there have been speculations that she would cancel or reschedule her Houston stop due to the devastation caused in the state by Harvey.
In contrary, Jackson says the show will take place Saturday night, and she also plans to arrive early to lend a helping hand to the hurricane relief efforts.
“Hey, you guys! I’m backstage in Louisiana and I’m at rehearsal about to kick off my tour and our next show is in Houston,” she said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday. “I know that there have been rumors on whether we were gonna do the show in Houston. I’m here to tell you that we are doing the show in Houston. But we’re gonna roll in early because we want to visit some of the shelters. We also want to do something special for the victims. So I will see you Friday.”
Jackson had originally rescheduled the tour to concentrate on starting a family with her now estranged husband Wissam Al Mana, but announced her planned comeback following the birth of son Eissa in January.
In related news, pop star P!nk joined the huge list of celebrity donators by pledging $500,000 to aid the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
The singer’s generous donation was announced via the Red Cross Twitter page. “Thank you @Pink from the bottom of our (heart) for your donation of a half million dollars to @RedCross #HurricaneHarvey relief efforts,” states a post from the organization’s Los Angeles office.
Pink was also saluted for her generous pledge by Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on the talk show host’s program on Wednesday.