Janet Jackson Breaks Down In Tears Onstage While Singing About Heartbreak

Janet Jackson drew concern from fans by breaking down in tears for a moment onstage at her concert in Houston Saturday.

You can hear her sobbing as she covers her face and then she bends over and sobs for a few seconds.

"What about the times you yelled at me?/ What about the times I cried?"

Her upbeat hits are still on the set list, including Billboard Hot 100 #1 tracks such as All For You, Miss You Much and That's The Way Love Goes.

"This is me", she said as fans encouraged her from the audience with cheers and applause.

When she was able to re-compose herself, the singer stood up and said, "This is me".

Jackson welcomed Eissa on January 3 with her now estranged husband Wissam Al Mana.

Janet Jackson showed off her latest dance moves - as well as her slim post-baby body - when she launched her "State of the World" tour on Thursday. A couple of times during the song, though, Jackson appeared overcome with emotion.

The audience at Janet Jackson's Houston show at the weekend were left pretty emotional when she performed her hard-hitting 90s track "What About" for the first time in almost two decades.

In July 2016, the singer delayed her Unbreakable tour, citing that her and her husband were planning their family.

"What About", the song that triggered her tears, is about domestic violence. Her world tour began shortly after the end of her maternity leave.

She previously announced plans to arrive in the city early so she can meet victims of the natural disaster and help with relief efforts.

  • Jacqueline Ellis