Doja Cat canceled her 2021 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour after revealing she tested positive for COVID-19. The songstress announced her diagnosis on a lengthy statement shared on Instagram after revealing that members of her production team tested positive days prior.
The 26-year-old musical artist wrote in a statement on her Instagram, “As most of you probably heard earlier, a few members on my production team tested positive for Covid 19 and I had to cancel a couple of my upcoming performances as a safety precaution.” She continued, “Unfortunately, I’m sad to share that I just tested positive as well and will no longer be able to perform on the rest of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour.”
The singer continues her post, “While my spirits are down since I can’t be there to celebrate the holiday with my fans in Philly, DC, Atlanta, and Miami, I’m doing ok and look forward to recovering and getting back out there as soon as I can! The rest of the tour stops have some really great lineups, wish I could be there. Much love XO.”
The Los Angeles native previously said in a post on Friday that she would be unable to play the Jingle Ball shows in New York City and Boston, as she was practicing ‘appropriate safety measurements and necessary precautions’ after a number of her crew members tested positive for COVID-19. Prior to quarantining, the singer had performed this month at the Jingle Ball shows in Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as the Poptopia concert in San Jose, California.
In her Los Angeles show, her set included songs such as Need to Know, Juicy, Kiss Me More, and Tia Tamera, as well as Scoop, a collaboration with Lil Nas X. Artists including Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Ed Sheeran, the Jonas Brothers, and Saweetie are among the other artists slated to perform on the tour.
Meanwhile, the Jingle Ball Tour is the latest holiday concert series to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As it was earlier announced that Lil Nas X and Coldplay would both be forced to withdraw from Capital FM’s 2021 Jingle Bell Ball in London after members of their respective teams tested positive for COVID. However, this is the second time Doja has revealed she tested positive for the virus since July 2020, when she told UK radio station CapitalXTRA at the time that she was feeling “okay” after having a “four-day symptom freak out.”