Oh, no! Katy Perry has canceled a show in China that was due to take place on Nov. 11, citing a ‘family emergency’ as her reason. Read her full statement about it right here, and find out if everything is okay!
Katy Perry, 32, announced on Nov. 10 that she won’t be performing at a huge event in honor of Singles Day in China, along with OneRepublic and Kobe Bryant. “Regretfully, I must cancel my appearance on the Alibaba Double 11 due to a family emergency,” Katy said in a statement posted on Weibo, via Us Weekly. “I am very sorry to disappoint my fans and look forward to seeing you in China soon.”
Singles Day originated as a holiday that celebrates, you know, single people, but the e-commerce company Alibaba turned it into a huge, multi-billion dollar shopping event. The day is similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in America, so it’s a pretty big deal. Katy was named a “global ambassador” for Alibaba, but now that she won’t be making an appearance, David Beckham will reportedly take the pop singer’s place.
Katy has had a rough week. Like many of us, she has been vocal about the 2016 election results, and took to Twitter on Nov. 9 to express her devastation over Donald Trump‘s win. “WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. #LOVETRUMPSHATE,” the “Roar” singer tweeted. “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us,” she added. We hope that whatever is going on with her family works out!
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HollywoodLifers, are you bummed that Katy had to cancel her concert in China? Tell us if you know anyone who was planning to attend the event!