The recent surge of Covid-19 cases in America due to the Omicron variant has led to a string of cancellations and adjustments. First, Saturday Night Live canceled Charli XCX’s scheduled appearance, and then The Strokes canceled their New Year’s Eve performance, followed quickly by The Flaming Lips postponing their shows. Although those three were just precautions, another New Year’s Eve cancelation from rap legend LL Cool J is due to the artist testing positive for the virus.
LL Cool J will no longer perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, according to Deadline, which also released a statement from the rapper, who expressed optimism despite his present situation. “I understand how frustrating this is for the millions of fans, but my COVID test came back positive, which means I won’t be able to perform at NYRE as planned,” he stated in a statement. “We were prepared, and I was looking forward to ushering in the New Year in a unique way in my hometown in 2022, but for now, I wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year.” The most exciting part is still to come! ”
LL was supposed to perform in Times Square before midnight, but it will have to wait until next year.