With less than two hours notice, American singer Lizzo announced Thursday that she had to postpone her concert at the Bell Center the same evening, due to health problems.

“This is the second time I have had to cancel a performance due to a health issue in my entire career. I’ll pick myself up, I promise you, Montreal. I’m sorry. »

Lizzo, under a blanket, a mask over her face, looking weakened, shared a one-minute video around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening in which she announced the postponement of her show scheduled for the same evening. Sick since the day before, she woke up with even more severe symptoms, and was forced to rest, she said.

The popular interpreter of About Damn Time was to take the Bell Center stage tonight as part of her Special tour, which has taken her to many cities in North America and Europe in recent months.

“Hi Montreal. I had a headache yesterday, I went to bed. But I woke up this morning and it was worse, I had chills and my head hurts,” Lizzo also explains in her Instagram video, gasping.

“If it’s just a cold, normally I wash, eat and it gets better. But it got worse. I think it’s the flu. I have to make the sad decision to cancel [the concert] today. I want to find a date to reschedule. But I can’t perform tonight. »

In response to the video, many people, including Montreal fans, wished him well soon.

“By doctor’s order, Lizzo will be unable to perform her show tonight. A new show date will be announced shortly,” Montreal promoter evenko said around 7 p.m. Thursday, the time Bell Center doors were to open. The first part of the concert, a performance by rapper Latto, was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

“In the meantime, ticket holders are requested to keep their tickets which will be valid for the new show date,” evenko added.