TV avoider Janet Jackson
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 May 2010
Janet Jackson avoided seeing television news following her brother Michael Jackson's death last year from a Propofol overdose
Janet Jackson stayed away from televisions following the death of her brother Michael Jackson last June.
The 44-year-old singer-and-actress confesses she had a tough time when shooting her latest movie 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' because of Michael's death of an Propofol overdose last year, but channelled her energy into the film and stayed in touch with her family to check up on details.
Speaking at a special screening of the film at the Brixton Ritzy Cinema, London, Janet told BANG Showbiz: "It was very tough at times. It was very, very difficult. I just tried to do my best. It was very therapeutic and very draining in other ways. You know, it never left my mind what was going on.
"I stayed away from watching any television whatsoever, but I stayed in touch with my family on a daily basis. It was difficult at times but it helped me to heal. The tears in the film, those were real tears."
Recently her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri claimed the 'All For You' singer no longer wanted to make music as her albums do not sell as well as they used to.
He said: "Last time I heard she really didn't want to do an album. She wanted to just do singles every once in a while. She's looked at the marketplace -albums are not really doing what they usually do when you put all this budget out there. Janet is just trying to figure out her landscape."