A source close to Ariana told BuzzFeed that she’d been taken ill and advised not to fly to the UK.
Ariana Grande has pulled out of a surprise performance at tonight’s Brit Awards hours before she was due to appear on stage.
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A source with knowledge of the situation told BuzzFeed that Ariana had been taken ill and despite wanting to proceed with the appearance, was advised by a doctor not to fly to the UK.
Ariana had been scheduled to make a surprise appearance at the ceremony to perform a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack at her Manchester concert last May.
The attack killed 19 of her fans and she returned to the city to organise a benefit concert for the victims’ families just two weeks later. Brits organisers were hoping that the Ariana’s surprise performance at the event would be “the talking point of the night.” It’s now reported that Liam Gallagher has stepped in to fill Ariana’s slot.