R&B singer Chris Brown pulls out of Canada festival, shows cancelled
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A four-concert festival in Canada has been cancelled after its headliner, R&B singer Chris Brown, had to pull out for personal and health reasons, the festival's promoter said on Monday.
"After ongoing conversation and consultation with this year's headline act Chris Brown, and in light of the performer's recent personal and health-related issues, a decision has been made to cancel all four scheduled performances," Drop Entertainment Group owner Stephen Tobin said in a statement about the Energy/Summer Rush Canadian concert series that was to run Aug 29 to Sept 1.
"In the absence of a festival headliner, we cannot proceed."
Brown, 24, is on probation in California for assaulting former girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna in 2009, and has become a polarising figure after the assault, which took place in Los Angeles on the eve of that year's Grammy awards.