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Janet Jackson fans were delivered the equivalent of a lump of coal this Christmas.

The singer has postponed her North American tour — including a Feb. 5 date at the Palace of Auburn Hills — due to surgery, she announced on Twitter Thursday night.

"I learned today from my doctors that I must have surgery soon. It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring," she wrote. "Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced."

The specifics of her surgery were not elaborated upon, and "there will be no further comment," she continued. "I love you all so much and am ever grateful for your understanding and your love. Gon' b alright."

The shows will be rescheduled in the summer, according to a statement from promoters, and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The Palace date is one of 75 upcoming shows on Jackson's docket. The tour, which kicked off in August, was set to resume Jan. 9 in Denver and run until a June 29 engagement in Salt Lake City.

The tour visited Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Sept. 11.

Earlier this month, Jackson was nominated for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but failed to make the cut.

agraham@detroitnews.com

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