Miley Cyrus cancels fire show due to virus
Miley Cyrus arrives at a MusiCares event in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
International pop star Miley Cyrus has cancelled her Melbourne bushfire relief concert performance over coronavirus concern.
The singer announced the cancellation on Tuesday, saying she was disappointed not to be in Australia but had to protect her band and crew.
"I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire. I'm sorry to miss everyone in Australia, but I will be back soon," she said on Twitter.
The artist said her decision was based on the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities to reduce health risks.
Australia: Due to the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities, including the Center for Disease Control, to reduce potential health risks in response to the current global health crisis, we are no longer traveling to Aus for the show.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 10, 2020
I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew. I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire. I’m sorry to miss everyone in Australia, but I will be back soon.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 10, 2020
The World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert at Albert Park's Lakeside Stadium on Friday has now been cancelled.
Concert organisers TEG Dainty said fans will be contacted shortly to receive a full refund on their tickets.
Another show organised by the company and headlined by Robbie Williams is due to go ahead as planned on Saturday.
World Tour’s Saturday night show with @robbiewilliams will still be going ahead, and we look forward to bringing Melbourne a fantastic night of entertainment. Robbie is already on his way to Australia.— TEG DAINTY (@TEGDAINTY) March 10, 2020
I’m on board, about to take off for Australia - Melbourne I can’t wait to see you this week x— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) March 10, 2020
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