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Janet Jackson Praises 'Incredible' Dad Joe Jackson Amid Cancer Reports at RDMAs 2018 (Video)

Janet Jackson Praises 'Incredible' Dad Joe Jackson Amid Cancer Reports at RDMAs 2018 (Video)

Janet Jackson is dedicating her Radio Disney Award to her father Joe Jackson.

While taking the stage at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards on Friday (June 23), the 52-year-old thanked her father while she was honored with the Impact Award – which has now been renamed the Janet Jackson Award – amid reports that her 89-year-old father has been hospitalized with terminal cancer.

“It’s beautiful, it’s humbling to be recognized as someone that has had a positive impact, but if I have been fortunate enough to impact others it is only because I, myself, have been greatly impacted by positive people in my life,” Janet said after receiving the award from Raven-Symone and Normani.

Janet continued: “My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best that I can…My siblings set an incredibly high standard for artistic excellence… Sometimes, having an impact can be as simple as a smile, a handshake, or a hug.

You can watch Janet‘s speech below.

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Photos: ABC
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