Weeks after announcing a one-off Australian appearance for bushfire relief, Miley Cyrus has revealed that coronavirus fears have caused her to cancel her appearance.
First announced back in February, Cyrus was revealed as the headline act for the World Tour Bushfire Relief concert, organised by TEG Dainty, Apollo World Touring, and Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Inc.
A massive event that was set to take place on Friday, March 13th at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium, Cyrus was set to be joined by the likes of country-rap chart-topper Lil Nas X, The Veronicas, and DJ Seb Fontaine.
However, as events are either postponed or cancelled around the world due to the rising threat of coronavirus, Cyrus’ Australian appearance has become the latest casualty.
“Due to the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities, including the Center for Disease Control, to reduce potential health risks in response to the current global health crisis, we are no longer travelling to Australia for the show,” Cyrus wrote on Facebook.
“I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew. I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire. I’m sorry to miss everyone in Australia, but I will be back soon.”
At this stage, TEG Dainty have not made an offical statement regarding the status of the event, and it’s unclear whether it will still go ahead as planned without Cyrus’ presence.
Taking to Facebook a few days ago, the 27-year-old musician shared a video of her practicing a cover of Jet’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?”, which she noted she was set to perform at Friday’s concert.
World Tour Bushfire Relief
Lil Nas X
DJ Seb Fontaine
Friday, March 13th
Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne, VIC