Earlier this morning, Glastonbury Festival announced via Twitter that Azealia Banks will no longer be performing at this weekend’s event. Banks told Billboard that she’s pulled out because of her doctor’s orders for vocal rest:
Today I was put on vocal rest by my doctor which is forcing me to cancel Glastonbury. You have no idea how frustrated and sad this makes me because I love the U.K and Glastonbury so much, you have all supported me from the early days and I was really looking forward to putting on an incredible show for you all, rain or shine! Please know, that as soon as I’m allowed to be on stage again, when I have a full bill of health, I will be back! I hope you understand and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Additionally, The Telegraph reports that “personal reasons” will prevent renowned physicists and all-purpose genius Stephen Hawking from delivering his scheduled lecture. He was scheduled to speak at the children’s area of the festival, Worthy Farm Kidz Field.
These two announcements follow up a fraught year for the festival; there was also a petition to keep Kanye West from headlining the festival, which reeked of racism, and the Foo Fighters had to cancel due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg.