*Janet Jackson says smashing up a house with a golf club – even for the purpose of a film – was “cathartic” in the wake of her brother’s death.

The singer/actress threw herself into her work in the aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death from acute Propofol intoxication last June and admits she found filming one scene in her latest movie “Tyler Perry’s: Why Did I Get Married Too? particularly helpful in dealing with her grief.

“Bashing up that stuff with the golf club, I enjoyed that. I needed it and it came at the right time,” she told the Daily Record newspaper. “After reading the script and then going through what had happened in my own family, I was really thankful for the opportunity to completely let go of some things, to just unleash.”

Janet, 44, was working on the film – in which she plays a grieving mother – at the time of Michael’s death, and flew back to the set the day after his funeral.

“I left the service that night, jumped on a plane, and was on set the next day,” she said. “Life goes on. You have to as well. You can’t just stop. It’s not healthy.”