Rihanna Too Sick To Sing: Cancels Grammys Performance At Last Minute

  • by: Alan Duke

Rihanna is following doctors' orders and will not perform as planned at the Grammys Monday night. The singer is suffering from Bronchitis and straining her voice on stage could cause permanent damage, she was told.

Rihanna bypassed the red carpet as she arrived at the Staples Center Monday afternoon to rehearse and before deciding to cancel. She had been set to sing "Kiss Me Better." Let's hope she is better soon.

Her doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours "because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal chords," Rihanna's rep said.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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