‘Sicksick’ Jennifer Lopez cancels ambitious stadium tour

Jennifer Lopez, the savant whose acting, directing, and musical aspirations took off in 2024, is finally taking a break. After a year that saw the release of Amazon’s self-funded film/picture album This Is Me…Now: A Love Story and accompanying documents/documents about her marriage to Ben Affleck, The greatest love story never told, the star canceled the third part of the “This is Me” plan. In a statement posted to her website Friday, Lopez announced that her multi-city concert tour, most recently titled “This Is Me… Live,” has been canceled and that the Direct ticket purchasers will receive a full refund.

After clicking on the “Important Notice” link, visitors to onthejlo.com can view it a message is being read “Today, a representative of Live Nation announced that Jennifer Lopez US Summer 2024 Tour ‘THIS IS ME…LIVE’ has been canceled citing… ‘Jennifer is taking time off to be with her children, family and friends. close friends.'”

The announcement continued: “For those who purchased through Ticketmaster, tickets will be automatically refunded – fans do not need to do anything further. For those who have purchased through third party resale sites such as SeatGeek, StubHub, VividSeat etc – please contact your point purchasing department for further details.”

Through a separate button called “Special Message”, visitors access the website has been said “I am absolutely heartbroken and disappointed to have disappointed you. Please know that I would not have done this if I did not feel it was absolutely necessary,”

The message, presumably written in Lopez’s voice, continued: “I promise to make it up to you and we will all be together again. I love you all so much. Until next time… “

Experts were quick to link the mention of family time to ongoing speculation about the status of the Affleck/Lopez union. The couple was only seen together a few times in recent months and at a media event to promote it mapLopez’s recently released Netflix film questions the couple’s relationship the marriage was less than two years met with reprimands.

“Is your divorce from Ben Affleck real?” a reporter asked at an event in Mexico City to promote the streaming sci-fi film, was a brutal 19 percent score on the important website Rotten Tomatoes.

“These rumors?” the reporter continued. “What is the truth?” Before Lopez could answer, costar Simu Liu rushed into the fray shouting “Okay, we didn’t do that.”

Lopez continued with his own reprimands, saying, “You know better than that” to the hitherto unnamed reporter.

Based on that and a series of headlines dissecting the couple’s body language, wedding ring placement, and personal appearance, many people believe that bad relationships were the cause of the trip’s cancellation. . But it’s worth noting that the tour has been struggling for months: in March, when a series of concerts called “This Is Me… Now,” weak ticket sales prompted stops in Cleveland, Nashville , Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa, New must cancel. Orleans and Houston, Diversity reported at the time.

A significant number of tickets for the tour’s remaining 30 shows remained unsold as of early April, and later that month, the tour’s name was quietly changed to “This Is Me… Live | The best shot.”

According to ARRIVE Diversity“Sources close to Lopez confirmed that the tour was not canceled due to poor ticket sales,” but did not specify another reason and Lopez’s representative has not responded. Vanity fairrequest for comment as of the time of publication. Looking at a seating chart from a sample of planned tour dates from June to August shows a notable number of seats as of Friday, May 31.

Regardless of the reason, the cancellation is a stifled end to what began as a flashy “surreal magical adventure” that cost Lopez at least $20 million to make. But like VFRichard Lawson’s took note in his review of the movie version This is me right now, if nothing else, the film emphasizes that “Lopez’s true calling is as a modest movie star.” Perhaps the revenue from her planned tour convinced the actor/dancer/businessmen about that too.

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