ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Singer Christina Aguilera has canceled her scheduled appearance at a tribute concert to the late Prince as she fights a “vocal illness.”
Singer Jessie J will replace Aguilera in the lineup for Thursday night’s concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Aguilera said in a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that I cannot perform this evening and join the amazing talent onstage to pay tribute to the legend that was Prince. He will remain in our hearts and inspire our music until the end of time.”
A representative for Aguilera said she “has been advised by her doctors not to perform due to a vocal illness she has been trying to shake all week.”
Pop star John Mayer bowed out of the concert earlier, citing a “change of schedule.”
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