It’s a no-go for the Fourth of July show for singer Demi Lovato.
Philadelphia’s Office of City Representatives says Lovato has canceled her appearance at Thursday’s Fourth of July concert because of strep throat. She’s being replaced by 22-year-old country singer Hunter Hays.
Desiree Peterkin-Bell says the city’s sad that Lovato can’t play but is glad to have Hayes, adding he’s that he’s “one of the biggest stars in country music right now.”
Lovato tweeted Wednesday that “I can’t sleep cause my throat hurts!!!”
The city’s annual Independence Day concert will also feature John Mayer, Ne-Yo and J. Cole along with hometown hosts The Roots. Other performers will include Philadelphia-born singer Jill Scott, as well as Grace Potter and Ben Taylor.