Janet Jackson Thanks ‘Incredible Father’ Joe Jackson Amid His Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Janet Jackson attributes her hard work as well as dedication to her family as well as “incredible father.”

The 52-year-old “All For You” singer was honored with the Impact Award during the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Friday.

Upon taking the stage, Janet thanked her fans for the award, although also noted in which her mother, Katherine Jackson, father, Joe Jackson, who was recently hospitalized with terminal cancer, as well as siblings — including Michael Jackson — have made her who she can be today.

“the item’s beautiful, the item’s humbling to be recognized as someone who’s had a positive impact, although if I have been fortunate enough to impact others the item’s only because I, myself, have been greatly impacted by positive people in my life,” Janet, dressed in a plaid Versace ensemble with thigh-high black Louboutin boots, began. “My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best I can.”

“My siblings set an incredibly high standard, a high bar for artistic excellence…Every day I am impacted by young people such as you who are demanding social change,” she added. “Sometimes, having an impact can be a simple act, a smile, a handshake, or a hug…This kind of means so much to me coming via all of you.”

Janet Jackson Radio Disney Music Awards

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On Friday, a Jackson family source told ET in which Joe can be in a Las Vegas hospital with terminal cancer. According to the source, the 89-year-old Jackson patriarch has been battling the illness for a while right now as well as doctors recently told members of the family in which he has limited time to live because the cancer cannot be treated.

This kind of isn’t the first hospitalization the Jackson family patriarch. Nearly three years ago, the father of suffered a stroke on his 87th birthday.

Earlier This kind of year, Janet was also honored with the ICON Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Watch the video below to hear her acceptance speech as well as see her amazing performance.

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