New York City: American rapper Doja Cat, whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini has withdrawn from the 2021 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour after she revealed she tested positive for COVID-19.
The singer who received wide fame for her 2018 single Moo!, a novelty song where she fantasises about being a cow has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards throughout her career, since debuting in Purrr! in 2014. The 26-year-old Kiss Me More singer announced her diagnosis on Sunday after revealing that members of her production team had tested positive days prior.
Sharing a note on Instagram, she wrote, “As most of you probably heard earlier, a few members on my production team tested positive for COVID-19 and I had to cancel a couple of my upcoming performances as a safety precaution. Unfortunately, I’m sad to share that I just tested positive as well and will no longer be able to perform on the rest of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour.”
She went on to add, “While my spirits are down since I can’t be there to celebrate the holiday with my fans in Philly, DC, Atlanta and Miami, I’m doing ok and look forward to recovering and getting back out there as soon as I can! The rest of the tour stops have some really great line-ups, wish I could be there.”
Incidentally, this is the second time that Doja has revealed she tested positive for the virus since July 2020. Meanwhile, with her admission, the Jingle Ball Tour becomes the latest holiday concert series to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, it was announced that Lil Nas X and Coldplay would both withdraw from Capital FM’s 2021 Jingle Bell Ball in London after members of their respective teams tested positive for COVID.
first published:Dec. 14, 2021, 7 a.m.