News

Janelle Monae axes shows due to mystery illness

Janelle Monae axes shows due to mystery illness

Janelle Monae attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. Photo: Associated Press/Charles Sykes/Invision

R&B star Janelle Monae was a no-show at a gig in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night after suddenly falling ill.

The Tightrope hitmaker headed Down Under earlier this month for her Golden Electric Tour with singer Kimbra.

Fans had gathered at The Forum in Melbourne on Saturday night, but after Kimbra’s set, the crowd was told Monae would not be performing after coming down with a mystery illness.

Now officials from the trek’s promoters Live Nation have announced that a show in Sydney on Monday night has also been scrapped to allow Monae to recover.

The statement reads, “Ms Monae has been required to remain in Melbourne under medical supervision to assess her recovery. Therefore the Sydney performance by Janelle Monae and Kimbra on their Golden Electric Tour will not go ahead at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (on) Monday May 19, as scheduled.

“Live Nation is working to secure a rescheduled performance date later this week, subject to the progress of Ms Monae’s recovery.”

Ticketholders have been advised they can claim a full refund for the axed show.

The next schedule tour date is in Brisbane on 21 May.

Recent Headlines

24 mins ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 27

Fresh
sinatra

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

12 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: This slow-mo capture of a lightning strike is like fire falling from the sky

15-overlay-15

This wicked weather was recorded at 7000 frames per second. Mother Nature is truly breathtaking.

12 hours ago in Music, Viral Videos

Blake Shelton finally tries sushi

20-overlay-11

Jimmy Fallon takes "The Voice" judge out for a little dinner and a chance to broaden his horizons.

14 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is a totally pointless, boring sequel

17-overlay-3

Not even Johnny Depp - reliable as ever inside a fright wig and exaggerated make up - can save this sequel.

18 hours ago in Entertainment

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

11-overlay-15

The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.