Unwell: Rihanna has been forced to cancel her Boston concert on Sunday night after contracting laryngitis. The illness comes after she kicked off her Diamonds World Tour on Friday in New York
According to Live Nation, fans ‘are instructed to retain their tickets pending rescheduling show date information’ because ‘Rihanna is still recovering’ from illness.
‘Unfortunately, following her sold out concert on Friday, Rihanna has contracted laryngitis and per doctor’s instruction is unable to perform this evening,’ the concert promoters previously said about Rihanna’s scheduled performance at the TD Garden arena.
The next date on Rihanna’s tour is Thursday in Philadelphia, but it is unclear now as to whether that show will also be affected.
The Barbados-born singer tweeted her sadness about cancelling the Boston gig on her Twitter page on Sunday.
She wrote: ‘#BOSTON this is the hardest thing for me to deal with! I feel like we’ve been waiting on this day forever, and I’m hurt that I let you down.’
The hard-working songstress also added that she was embarrassed about not being able to please her fans.
‘I hate disappointing people that never ever let me down!! I’m so embarrassed about this! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes! #DWT,’ she wrote.
Her illness comes after she kicked off her 27-city tour in New York on Friday, supporting her seventh album, Unapologetic, which features the hits Diamonds and Stay.
All eyes were on Rihanna as she debuted a dazzling array of sexy costumes during the show.
‘You guys are all rockstars. There is only one first show, you all have a special place in my heart,’ the pop star announced to the sold-out crowd at Buffalo’s First Niagra Center.
Rihanna performed a number of hits during Friday’s concert – presented in three acts – including Talk That Talk, All Of The Lights, Rude Boy, We Found Love, Only Girl, Don’t Stop The Music, and Where Have You Been.
According to the Buffalo News, the Barbadian singer’s first show began late – after 10pm – and she was backed by a four-piece band, eight dancers, and a pair of back-up vocalists.
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‘No words, just DIAMONDS!!! #EPICshit #BUFFALO $old out!!!’ Rihanna tweeted to her 28.7 million followers on Friday.
‘#BUFFALO I will never forget how you made me feel tonight!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! #1Love always’
If Rihanna does gets better following her illness and all goes smoothly, The Diamonds World Tour is expected to end May 5 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
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