Janet Jackson Makes Surprise Visit to Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Day Before Houston Concert

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Janet Jackson is doing what she can to support the city of Houston, Texas.  

The 51-year-old singer made a surprise appearance at George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday, where approximately 1,600 evacuees are currently staying after Hurricane Harvey. 

 

Jackson was accompanied by Houston Mayer Sylvester Turner and brother Randy Jackson during her trip, the day after launching her State of the World Tour in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

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"As we visit shelters here in Houston, our thoughts are with those affected by the e.quake in Mexico, H.Irma & storms in S. Asia & Africa," she captioned a post on Instagram. 

The singer revealed on Wednesday that she planned to keep her Houston concert date on Saturday at the city's Toyota Center. 

"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," she said in a video message on Twitter. "We also want to do something special for the victims."

Jackson is dedicating her concert to those affected by the hurricane and is donating proceeds from the show to local flood relief charities.

A source close to Jackson told ET in May that she was planning to bring her son, Eissa, on tour with her, just eight months after giving birth. 

"She will be in court to flesh out the dissolution of her marriage," the source said. "Touring with baby Eissa could be a possible problem but she's hoping it's not."

"She'll be coming out full force and unrestricted," the source added.

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