ABC/Image Group LAThe COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to spread even into the music world, prompting festival cancellations and concerts all over the world over the last few weeks. Now Ciara is the latest singer to postpone or cancel a concert due to the outbreak.
The Grammy-winning singer, who is pregnant, was scheduled to perform for U.S. troops at the grand opening of the new Fort Hood USO Center on March 19. She was forced to cancel her performance after receiving strict instructions from her doctors.
“To my Ft. Hood & USO Family: With the continued spread of the coronavirus throughout the US, as a pregnant women, my doctors have advised me to limit travel and large group gatherings,” Ciara wrote in statement via the event’s Facebook page.
“I am disappointed I won’t be able to return this month to the place I was born, Ft. Hood Texas, and put on an amazing show we had planned however I look forward to being able to bring it to you at a later date in 2020,” Ciara continued. “I want to thank the USO and the entire community at Ft. Hood for extending your hospitality to myself and my team. I urge everyone to be diligent in taking steps to stay healthy and safe!”
Other artists who’ve delayed or canceled appearances because of COVID-19 include Mariah Carey, who pushed a concert date in Hawaii back from March 11 to November 28, while Khalid cancelled the Asian leg of his Free World Tour. The annual SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas has also been cancelled, after notable companies like Apple, Netflix and Warner pulled out.
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