TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Pop star Ariana Grande called off her Vietnam show just five hours before showtime, causing a hail of criticism from not just Vietnamese but international audiences who intensely expected her show.
On August 23, Ariana Grande posted live on Instagram a message about cancellation for her evening concert just a couple hours before she was due to take the stage in Hochiminh city, Vietnam.
In her post, she wrote, "I apologize from the bottom of my heart but I'm really dealing with health problems at the moment and my doctor won't allow me to do the show for you tonight.”
The organizers in Vietnam said they are contacting with the singer's team to discuss compensation for all of her fans and audiences who were looking forward to her performance.
Meanwhile, at the stadium, hundreds of fans who were excitedly waiting for Ariana's show had complex reactions towards her cancellation.
The majority said they couldn't believe she would not show up tonight and could not accept her cancellation which was just five hours before the show. However, some said that they accepted her excuse and wished the pop singer with better physical condition soon.
Ariana Grande, the famous singer from the United States, is now on her worldwide tour called the "Dangerous Woman". Vietnam, along with Korea, was among the list of Asian countries she planned to visit. However, this is not the first time the pop star called off her show and created controversies from her fans. Before Vietnam, her performance in Korea on August 15 left her fans with a sour taste following the concert's conclusion, according to Allkpop.
Ariana Grande is coming to Taiwan on September 19 and hopefully, the same fate will not befall Taiwanese fans.