Coronavirus: Miley Cyrus Pulls Out of Australian Bushfire Relief Show, Event Cancelled
Miley Cyrus has decided to pull out of the World Tour Bushfire Relief concert in Melbourne due to growing coronavirus concerns. This has prompted the event organizers to cancel the one-night event.
Cyrus took to Twitter today to announce her decision after listening to ” the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities, including the Center for Disease Control” about the current outbreak.
After Cyrus announced her decision, event organizer, TEG Dainty, said the whole event was cancelled and that tickets would be refunded. They also confirmed that the Saturday World Tour concert, starring Robbie Williams, was still planned to go on as scheduled.
The line-up for the fundraising event was set to feature performances by Lil Nas X, Veronicas, and DJ Seb Fontaine. Cyrus posted a video on Sunday of her rehearsal for the show, which featured Dance Moms star, Jojo Siwa.
The Bushfire Relief concert was part of the World Tour event, a series of events put on by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s company, Westbrook Inc., alongside Apollo World Touring and AgBioEn, an Australian, renewable energy company. It was set to raise money for the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Cyrus is just the latest artist to have her Australian shows impacted by the coronavirus, and the impact goes out beyond just music as well. Films have been delayed, sporting events cancelled, and more has been discussed as the virus continues to spread. However, many of these measures are precautionary and are aimed to help curb the outbreak as it is now.