One of the most anticipated performers at Thursday night's Prince tribute concert won't be performing after all.
Christina Aguilera pulled out of the concert a few hours before showtime and organizers said Anita Baker would not perform either. Jessie J was a last minute addition to the roster of performers.
According to the Pioneer Press, a representative of the pop star said: “Aguilera has been advised by her doctors not to perform due to a vocal illness she has been trying to shake all week. We are sorry that she cannot make the tribute.”
The paper says Aguilera herself added: "“It is with a heavy heart that I cannot perform this evening and join the amazing talent on stage to pay tribute to the legend that was Prince. He will remain in our hearts and inspire our music until the end of time.”
Of the many performers taking the stage at the tribute concert at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center, Aguilera was generally listed second behind only Stevie Wonder.
Earlier this week John Mayer also canceled.