Miley Cyrus Misses Teen Choice Honor Due To “Unrealistic Schedule,” Announces “Younger Now” Out Friday

Last night, the currently-rebranding Miley Cyrus was supposed to accept the Ultimate Choice award at the Teen Choice Awards. (The honor in question is the Teen Choice Awards’ version of a lifetime achievement award, which is fun to think about.) But Cyrus didn’t show up at the show, and host Victoria Justice announced during the opening that she wouldn’t be there. In an Instagram post, Cyrus apologized for not making it to the show, writing that she “created an unrealistic schedule for myself.” In that same Instagram post, she also writes that her new single and video “Younger Now,” the title track to her forthcoming album, will be out on Friday.

To my dearest fans & all of those watching @teenchoicefox ! I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward ! I am beyond bummed I couldn't make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I've been tryin to keep the secret but I can't hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday , Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I'm thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE! ??💙💚💛💜??💙💚💛💜

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It takes a lot of balls to plug a new product in the same post where you’re apologizing for not showing up somewhere.