Courtney Stodden's Debut Performance At Gay Bar Cancelled Mysteriously, Likely 'Based On Fear'

on November 15 2012 8:53 AM

So much for that singing career. Courtney Stodden was slated to perform a few songs and a pole routine at a gay bar in West Hollywood, but the gig was cancelled.

Less than a week before the 18-year-old bride of Doug Hutchison was set to hit the stage, the gig was cancelled by the Abbey, a landmark gay hotspot.

"Her management approached the Abbey but ultimately she just wasn't a fit," a rep from the Abbey told E! News. The performance was to be Stodden's live singing debut as well as a "romp on a stripper pole."

But according to Stodden's mother, Krista Keller, the Abbey wasn't a good fit for Courtney.

"It was too much for the Abbey to handle, too much press and controversy," Keller told E! News. "Courtney's not disappointed. She rolls with the punches."

Stodden's publicists at Media Giants placed the blame on SBE, the nightlife firm that owns the Abbey.

"The reasons for the cancellation provided by SBE are a mystery to us and based on fear, in our opinion," Media Giants rep Jim Strzalkowski, said in a statement.

He said the Abbey wasn't going to allow press inside to cover the show, despite Stodden's "huge gay fan base."

"It is most unfortunate that a venue such as the SBE-controlled Abbey needs to approve and censor performers that audiences want to see, and would not be able to control the crowds and paparazzi anxious to see Courtney's show."

But don't worry, fans, Stodden's career is just at a brief halt, not a stop; Her rep said she will seek out somewhere else to perform instead.

"At this time, Courtney is heartbroken and we are currently seeking alternate opportunities for Courtney to make her debut club performance in West Hollywood."