While her fans were disappointed that Rihanna could not perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday after what she claimed was due to bronchitis, a report by TMZ said Wednesday that the singer might have had a meltdown before the performance. The “Four Five Seconds” singer’s representative had said that she was reportedly put on “vocal rest” by her doctor, due to which she could not perform.
Sources close to the show and those present at the event told TMZ that the singer was screaming and hysterical before announcing that she will not perform at the Grammy Awards. They also said that she was openly expressing her displeasure over the rehearsal. The insiders said she declined from performing because she was upset.
Some reports also said that the singer sang flawlessly at a Lionel Richie charity only two days before the Grammy Awards while her voice was also perfect during the rehearsals for the awards.
Rihanna was supposed to perform her new song “Kiss It Better,” which is reportedly climbing up the Top 100 charts along with her album “Anti,” Billboard reported.
After cancelling her performance Rihanna also apologized to her fans, the network and the show organizers on Twitter.
#NAVY so sorry I couldn't be there ..... Thanks Grammys and CBS for your support tonight.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 16, 2016
The show had also sent a tweet to Rihanna on Monday, wishing her well.
@rihanna Get well soon!
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 16, 2016
“Based on Rihanna’s examination after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna’s doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal cords,” Her representative had said in a statement. “The antibiotics she has been on for three days did not kill the infection adequately, therefore she cannot perform safely.”