Janet Jackson shocked fans during the first stop of her State of The World Tour, revealing photos of abuse allegedly at the hands of her soon-to-be-ex-husband.

Janet JacksonJanet and her very-wealthy ex-Wissam Al Mana were married almost five-years and share one-child,Eissa Al Mana born, January 3rd of this year.

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Janet and baby Eissa

She has been residing in London with Eissa since the split.

The revelation had to have been cathartic for the painstakingly private Jackson, who told the audience, “That was me,” as pictures of a battered Janet scrolled to the melancholy, “What About” a song detailing a life of misery and abuse (see below). She went on to say she felt controlled during the marriage.

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The shocking secret took fans by surprise and some left saying, a box of Kleenex will be needed for this emotional moment during the show.

Well, both journey and transformation are apparent as the 51-year-old-beauty looked radiantly happy performing her classics on stage.

Welcome back Ms. Jackson‼️ Your adoring fans will see you through.

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