RiRi was scheduled to perform at Houston’s Toyota Center tonight but canceled the performance due to an undisclosed illness. However, a backup dancer on the tour tweeted, saying the singer had “lost her voice” and was “unable to sing.” It should be noted however that those tweets were quickly deleted.
Rihanna’s almost sellout Diamonds Tour has been plagued by cancellations since it kicked off last month. The singer canceled shows in Baltimore and Boston, also due to vocal strain and a short bout with the flu.
MTV speculated about the latest cancellation, saying the singer most likely pulled the plug because of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Unlike her previous cancellations, Rihanna made no statement on Twitter, instead choosing to only acknowledge the tragedy in Boston and sending her prayers.
Update: Rihanna finally responded to her fans concerning her canceled shows in Houston and Dallas.
According to the ailing pop diva, she “fucked up” and should have taken more time off to recuperate after her previous tour cancellations.
Read her full statement below.