Itunes won't open. it keeps saying cannot be opened while being updated.

i have a macbook pro.  i updated the os to mavericks maybe 2 months ago. now it is OS x version 10.9.4.  last night i was trying to open iTunes.  it said updates available so i clicked update.  i left my computer on since last night and everytime i try to open iTunes it keeps saying "itunes is being updated.  itunes cannot be opened while being updated."  is that normal? there's no other program running.  i am afraid to reboot the computer, i'm afraid that will cause it to crash.

Restart and see what happens. You won't be any worse off than you are now, as long as you have backups.

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