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    Updated on 10 Mar 2020. Posted on 10 Mar 2020

    Miley Cyrus Has Cancelled Her Bushfire Relief Concert In Australia Due To Coronavirus

    "I am so disappointed not to be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew."

    In the wake of Australia's devastating bushfire season, Miley Cyrus announced that she would be headlining a charity concert in Melbourne.

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    All proceeds from the ticket sales would have gone towards restoring bushfire-affected forests, wildlife and communities.

    But the performance — which was originally scheduled for March 13 and featured artists like Lil Nas X, The Veronicas and Seb Fontaine — has now been cancelled due to travel concerns involved with the coronavirus outbreak.

    In a statement posted to Twitter, Miley confirmed that the "potential health risks" associated with travelling to Australia, as well as the recommendations of "local, state, federal and international government authorities" ultimately led to the decision to cancel.

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    She added to this, saying she was "disappointed", but had to do what was right to protect the health and safety of her band and crew.

    And that despite her cancelling the concert, she would still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fires.

    I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew. I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire. I’m sorry to miss everyone in Australia, but I will be back soon.

    Miley now joins other big artists, like Madonna, BTS, Greenday, Khalid and Mariah Carey to name a few, to cancel concerts due to the coronavirus.

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    You can read Miley's full statement regarding the concert here.

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