Rihanna Catches the Flu, Cancels Sweden Concert

Fans in Sweden hoping for a Halloween treat and concert from Barbadian pop princess Rihanna will have to wait a few days while the Loud singer recovers from her bout with the flu. After tweeting a photo of herself in a Swedish hospital bed with an IV needle in her arm along with an apologetic note that read “Sorry Malmo!!! #LOUDtour,” Rihanna followed up the bad news with a written statement to her fans.

“I am sorry to everyone who was coming out to my show in Malmo, Switzerland,” Rihanna said in the statement. “I was so excited to perform for you all. It would have been a great time…so much better than being sick with the flu, ugh! I’m really disappointed I couldn’t be there.”

However, fans who purchased tickets for tonight’s cancelled performance may be in luck as tour promoter Live Nation is working on a rescheduled date for the show. The promoter, while not firm on a date as of yet, has said that tickets for the Sweden show will be honored for the future date.

Rihanna is currently on the European leg of her worldwide Loud tour which began in the states in the summer. The tour, which has included openers such by J.Cole, B.o.B., Cee Lo Green and Calvin Harris, is expected to continue until the end of the year.