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"Rihanna's doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours," her rep tells EW.

February 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Rihanna will no longer appear at the Grammys. The pop star has canceled her performance during Monday night’s ceremony.

“Based on Rihanna’s examination after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna’s doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal cords,” her reps said in a statement to EW. “The antibiotics she has been on for three days did not kill the infection adequately, therefore she cannot perform safely.”

After the news, the Grammys’ official Twitter account posted a note to the singer, writing “get well soon.”

She also tweeted out to her fans, the Navy, thanking them, the Grammys, and CBS for their support.

Rihanna performed at the MusiCares Gala on Saturday, singing “Say You Say Me” during a tribute to Lionel Richie.

The 27-year-old is two-and-a-half weeks out from the release of her eighth studio album Anti, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200. “Work,” the record’s first single featuring Drake, sits at No. 7 on the Hot 100.

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