South Africa: Trevor Noah Backs Out As MTV Africa Music Awards Host

Trevor Noah took to his Twitter account to detail what happened and apologize to his fans.
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The popular South African comedian has been ordered by doctors to rest.

Cape Town — The popular comedian took to his Twitter account to announce that he will no longer be making an appearance due to a severe respiratory and ear infection.

Trevor Noah has apologized to his fans.

“To all my fans and everyone who makes what I do possible. I’ve been fighting a severe upper respiratory and ear infection this week and despite tons of medication the infection has gotten the better of me.

“Due to the infection and strain on my vocal chords the doctor has ordered me to rest my voice and recover my health. I desperately wish I could dismiss the doctor but the added risk of flying means that decision would be highly irresponsible and may cause further damage. I love the Mama’s and more importantly I love performing in my country. Myself and MTV Africa have been trying to make the Mamas a reality for a few years and I was so excited because this was finally the year where the pieces fell into place and the date was one I could do.

“I push myself as hard as I can all the time because I appreciate every opportunity I am afforded in life. Unfortunately there comes a day like today when it all catches up and my body cannot do what my mind wishes I could.

“I’m so sorry if I’ve disappointed you but please know that I love performing more than anything in life and so having to cancel any show, breaks my heart. Sorry isn’t enough of a word to convey how I feel and again to all my fans I will do my utmost to make it up to you.”

The definitive annual celebration of African and international talent and achievement, MAMAs, recognizes and rewards musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year.

The ceremony will feature stunning performances from African and international artists along with the show’s signature cross-genre and cross-border collaborations.

MTV has announced that TV personality Bonang Matheba would be hosting the awards show which takes place tomorrow at The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

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