Childish Gambino Cancels Woodies Performance Following Injury

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The mtvU Woodie Awards will go down on Thursday in Austin, Texas, with entertainment from a lineup that includes Mac Miller, Santigold and many more. But one of the show’s scheduled performers, Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), was forced to cancel his performance due to an injury.

Gambino, who was set to kick off his much-anticipated Camp Tour this Friday in Atlanta, fractured his foot during one of his shows over the weekend.

“It is with great disappointment that we announce that Childish Gambino will be unable to perform at this year’s mtvU Woodie Awards after suffering a severely fractured foot over the weekend at a show in Tampa, Florida,” a spokesperson for the rapper told MTV News in a statement.

Due to the high-energy style of Gambino’s live shows and the nature of his injury, it wasn’t possible for him to move forward with the scheduled Woodies performance.

While Gambino won’t be able to perform, he’s celebrating his nomination for the Breaking Woodie at the 2012 awards show.

“We’re sorry to hear that Childish Gambino is unable to perform at this year’s Woodies. He has such a great connection with our audience,” said Amy Doyle, executive producer of the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards. “We wish him a fast recovery and look forward to working with him again in the future.”

Other scheduled performers at the awards show include Steve Aoki and the aforementioned Santigold. They’ll take the stage at the close of the Woodies Festival, which will feature Fun., A$AP Rocky, Walk the Moon, Wallpaper., Chiddy Bang, Machine Gun Kelly and more.

The festival event kicks off Thursday at 1 p.m. CT at Red River and East First Street in Austin, Texas. The Woodies invade SXSW on March 15 with the Woodies Festival. The best of the 2012 mtvU Woodies will air on MTV and mtvU on March 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

Following are the rescheduled Childish Gambino Camp Tour dates. For any additional information, please check out childishgambino.com and iamdonald.com.

» March 16, Atlanta – rescheduled to June 10
» March 17, Charlotte – rescheduled to July 27 and venue changed to Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
» March 19, Asheville – rescheduled to July 28
» March 20, Richmond – rescheduled to July 29
» March 21, Sayreville – rescheduled to June 26
» March 24, Toronto – rescheduled to July 31 and venue changed to Echo Beach
» March 25, Montreal – rescheduled to August 1
» March 27, Detroit – rescheduled to August 3
» March 29, Minneapolis – rescheduled to May 10
» March 30, Chicago – rescheduled to May 9
» April 2, Iowa City – canceled
» April 3, Kansas City – rescheduled to July 25

The Woodies invade SXSW on March 15 with the Woodies Festival. The best of the 2012 mtvU Woodies will air on MTV and mtvU on March 18 at 8 p.m. ET.