Rihanna misses Grammys due to illness

Rihanna performs "Say You Say Me" at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Rihanna was a no-show at the Grammy Awards because of illness.

She was scheduled to be introduced by late-night host James Corden and perform "Kiss It Better" early in the show but her slot was skipped.

The singer's publicist said in a statement Rihanna was examined after rehearsal on Sunday and a doctor put her on vocal rest for 48 hours because she was at risk of damaging her vocal cords.



Rihanna appeared at a pre-Grammy tribute to Lionel Richie on Saturday night, singing his hit "Say You, Say Me."

She had been on antibiotics ahead of the show but her publicist says her doctor concluded her condition hadn't improved enough by Monday night.

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