Lizzo cancels two performances ahead of SNL gig due to illness
Turns out, Lizzo is 100 percent that sick.
The “Truth Hurts” singer canceled two scheduled performances after coming down with the flu — one at Boston’s KISS 108 Jingle Ball on Dec. 15, and the other at the Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Lizzo is also scheduled to perform as the musical guest on this week’s Saturday Night Live; it’s unclear at the moment whether she will go through with the appearance. Representatives for Lizzo did not immediately reply to EW’s request for comment; NBC had no comment.
“To my Hartford fans and Hot 93.7, I am so sorry I have to cancel my performance tomorrow due to the flu,” Lizzo said in a statement, according to NBC Connecticut. “I hate letting my fans down more than anything. I hope that you all can forgive me while I recover and I promise we are doing everything we can to make it up to you.”
Megan Thee Stallion and Saweetie were also scheduled to perform at the Hartford event, which has now been canceled entirely and will not be rescheduled.
Lizzo, who was recently named among EW’s Entertainers of the Year for 2019, also documented her illness on social media, writing Monday on Twitter, “Y’all I’ve never been this sick please pray for me.” On Tuesday, however, she seemed to be on the road to recovery, writing, “NO MORE FEVER THANK U GOD.”
“I try to be as real as I can on the internet, because the thing that people liked about me in the first place is that I’m TMI,” the musician recently told EW. “So if I want to send a picture of my ass on my story or lay in a tub of Skittles naked and post it on my grid, it’s so cool that I have the power to do that.”
Lizzo is coming off an explosively successful year that included a Billboard chart-topping hit with “Truth Hurts,” her first film role in Hustlers, and eight Grammy nominations, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year.