Ariana Grande Replaced by Demi Lovato at MLB All-Star Concert

Switcheroo attributed to health issues but comes just after release of controversial video

Major League Baseball will not be taking Ariana Grande out to the ball game.

“Bang Bang” singer Grande has been replaced as the headliner for Saturday’s All-Star Concert in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds said Wednesday.

Demi Lovato will now serve as the show’s headliner.

In a release, the Reds said that the replacement is due to Grande’s “recent health issues.” The singer tweeted this week that she was having difficulty with her wisdom teeth, writing, “Peace out, final three wisdom teeth. been real. (i feel like ass).”

Demi Lovato is one of today’s best young artists and we know she will provide fans with a fantastic experience they won’t soon forget,” MLB COO Tony Petitti said. “We’re disappointed that Ariana Grande cannot partake in the All-Star festivities, but wish her a speedy recovery.”

Grande has made headlines this week for a video, published by TMZ, that appears to show the singer declaring, “I hate Americans” and “I hate America” during a visit to a donut shop.

Clearly, she didn’t injure her wisdom teeth by biting her tongue.

Lovato, who will perform her single “Cool for the Summer” during the concert, will be preceded by “Me and My Broken Heart” group Rixton at the concert.