The singer had been previously tipped to sing at the ceremony, marking her first televised performance since the release of her eighth album, ‘Anti’.
Rihanna performing at a special Lionel Richie tribute in LA earlier this week
However, TMZ have reported that Rihanna has had to pull out of her scheduled performance at the eleventh hour, due to health reasons.
After Rihanna was photographed on her way into the event on Monday night (15 February), the news site claimed that the ‘Work’ singer had pulled the plug on her scheduled performance, on doctor’s orders, for fear of “permanently damaging her vocal cords”.
According to TMZ, RiRi is currently suffering from bronchitis and, despite wanting to go ahead with her performance of her new track ‘Kiss It Better’, she ultimately chose to follow the advice of her doctors, and has now left the awards bash.
Taylor Swift and The Weeknd were among the stars who did take to the stage at LA’s Staples Centre at the 2016 Grammy Awards, while Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato and John Legend teamed up for a special tribute to music legend Lionel Richie.
Rihanna is currently still slated to perform at the Brit Awards later this month, where Justin Bieber, Adele and Little Mix are also among the artists on the line-up.
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