Rihanna Cancels Grammys Performance Due to Health Concerns

Singer placed on vocal rest by her doctor

Rihanna won’t be performing at the Grammy Awards on Monday after all.

The singer was forced to bow out of the performance after her doctor put her on vocal rest, the singer’s publicist told TheWrap on Monday.

“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,” the singer’s spokeswoman said in a statement to TheWrap. “The antibiotics she has been on for 3-days did not kill the infection adequately therefore she cannot perform safely.”

Rihanna‘s most recent, album, was released Jan. 28. She is not nominated for a Grammy Award this year, but has won eight trophies in the past, most recently in 2014 in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, for “The Monster.”

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