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Rihanna Grammy Rehearsals Meltdown Reason for No-Show?

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Rihanna felt good enough to attend the 2015 Grammy Awards. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images, file)

By    |   Thursday, 18 Feb 2016 11:57 AM

Rihanna had a meltdown during the Grammys rehearsals and that's what caused her to cancel her performance on the awards show, said celebrity site TMZ, despite her representatives saying she was ill.

Rihanna, 27, was ready to sing her song "Kiss It Better" on Monday's show but she became ill during rehearsals earlier in the day, according to the website JustJared.com,

"Based on Rihanna's examination, after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna's doctor put her on vocal rest for 48-hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal chords," a rep for the singer said in a statement to JustJared.com. "The antibiotics she has been on for three-days did not kill the infection adequately therefore she cannot perform safely."

Sources from the Grammy Awards and among those attending the rehearsal said Rihanna complained throughout it, reported TMZ.

"The singer was loudly expressing displeasure over her rehearsal. They say she was loud and upset and, as we first reported, bailed on the event," said TMZ. "Sources close to RiRi tell us she was too upset to stay and watch the show."

"It's interesting ... Rihanna sang flawlessly two nights before the Grammys at a Lionel Richie charity event. Several sources say her voice was also great at the Grammys rehearsal," said TMZ.

"Late Late Show" host James Corden, who was set to introduce Rihanna in a 1980s-theme talk show skit, said on his program afterward that he was surprised she pulled out of the performance, said People magazine.

Corden sumarized the situation for People.

"I had funny glasses and I'd sit on a thing, maybe I'd have a cigarette, and I'd introduce Rihanna and she'd come out and do a song, and then at the end she'd come and sit with me, like it was its own talk show," he said.

"So I go on Saturday morning, and I rehearse it there. She's a bit under the weather but it's all gonna be okay. And then today, I get all dressed up – this morning a guy came, measured me for an '80s suit and stuff – drive down there, get there, do the red carpet, saying, 'Oh, I'm introducing Rihanna; she's asked me personally to be part of it – it's amazing,' and then I get to the end of the red carpet, and they say Rihanna's had to pull out of the show." 

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