Selena Gomez recently cancelled several shows in Australia and Asia.
Although the Spring Breakers star was originally scheduled to make several appearances in the regions early next year, reports surfaced that Gomez is currently in desperate need of a little “me” time. According to Billboard, the singer announced the cancellation of these upcoming dates on Friday (December 20).
To help ease their collective pain, Selena Gomez dropped an official statement on her legion of disappointed alongside the announcement. Although the singer gives everyone a good reason for the cancellation, chances are there are quite a few people shaking their angry fists in the air right about now.
“My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” comments Gomez in a statement issued by promoter Live Nation. “But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me.”
AAP reports that Live Nation will fully refund tickets for those fans who’d already planned to catch Selena Gomez during her tour. Unfortunately, those unhappy individuals may not receive their money right away due to delays associated with the upcoming holidays. In other words, expect a mild insult to your musical injury.
In addition to scrapping tour dates in Australia, the singer also nixed shows in Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. It’s currently unknown if she intends to reschedule the canceled performances in these regions at some point next year.
Curious to see what fans think about Gomez’s decision to take a break and some time on herself? Check out the angry tweets embedded below.
So Selena Gomez has cancelled her Australian tour for “time for herself”. We have never had a tour from her here and she pulls out, lol.
— Thomas Bleach (@ThomasBleach) December 19, 2013
Selena Gomez cancelled her oz tour to focus on herself? Then why announce a tour in the first place? My bet not enough tickets sold! Lol
— Casey Connor (@cooljames27) December 20, 2013
Why did Selena Gomez plan to tour Australia if she new she wanted to take a break? Selena has disappointed her Australian fans.
— Renata (@itsrenatak) December 20, 2013
DID SELENA GOMEZ SERIOUSLY CANCEL HER ASIA TOUR I AM GOING TO FLIP UGH NO
— Yuki Lee (@leeyuqi) December 20, 2013
I wanna see selena gomez so bad and they cancelled stars dance tour in Singapore I’m crying
— Deeeeee (@sandeerauhl) December 20, 2013
What do you think about Selena Gomez canceling shows in Asia and Australia?