Lizzo cancels two performances due to illness
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.
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.”
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.