Rihanna cancels Grammys performance
Los Angeles (AFP)
R&B superstar Rihanna abruptly canceled her performance at Monday's Grammys, the music industry's top awards.
Rihanna was spotted entering the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the ceremony went ahead, skipping her performance.
A schedule for the telecast had stated that Rihanna, who is promoting a new album, would perform her song "Kiss It Better."
The celebrity news website TMZ said she was suffering bronchitis and decided to drop the performance to avoid damaging her voice.
Rihanna is scheduled to open a world tour later this month. A representative for the Barbados-born singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In one of the most notorious incidents in recent Grammy history, Rihanna was forced to cancel her performance in 2009 after she was beaten up by her then boyfriend, rapper Chris Brown, who later pleaded guilty to a felony.
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