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Rihanna Cancels Lollapalooza Concert Over Zika Concerns

Rihanna Cancels Lollapalooza Concert Over Zika Concerns

Rihanna has pulled out of her appearance as a headliner at the 2016 Lollapalooza Colombia Festival due to her concerns over the Zika virus.

The entire festival, which was set to take place in September, has been canceled as the organizers have not been able to find a sufficient replacement.

“The organizers wish to express their deep appreciation to all the fans who supported the festival since day one, as well as the sponsors and the media partners,” a statement on the festival’s website read.

Other performers who were set to hit the stage at the festival included Lana Del Rey, Wiz Khalifa, Disclosure, The Chainsmokers, and more.

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  • rihanna

    Good for ha

  • Alien Visitor

    Wait, Rihanna afraid of contracting a virus. What’s the big deal of one more virus for you, Rihanna? Let’s be real, you have plenty already.

  • juliebcinnamon


  • girl93

    Actually Zika is a risk on pregnant women. At least, she is pregnant, Zika is like a hard flu on the rest of people. I know because some of my family live in Latin American….

  • Arx

    Poor ticket sales**

  • Arx

    Poor ticket sales**

  • saphiry

    That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. I lived four years in Colombia (till recently) and never got Zika. On top of that, there is no Zika in Bogota, it only exists on the Caribbean coast in Northern Colombia. And third, Zika isn’t dangerous at all, unless you’re a pregnant woman.

  • brendamlawson


  • ethelmleverette


  • MG

    jajaja ignorant! probably she didn’t sell any tickets…