3 Stars, Including Selena Gomez, Who Cancelled Shows For Family Emergencies

Posted by Katie F. on December 19th, 2011

Selena Gomez cancelled two holiday concerts because of a family emergency. She was set to perform at the B96 Jingle Bash 2011 and at 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Bell Bash, but cancelled on both to be with her family. She was in the audience at another concert over the weekend when she learned the news that her mother suffered a miscarriage. She immediately left and headed home to her mom. Gomez expressed her excitement over Twitter just last month about her mom expecting a child with her stepdad Brian Teefey. Our thoughts go out to Selena and her family.

Several other stars have also cancelled shows last minute because of family emergencies. Here are a few other performers who took time off to be with their families during tough situations.


Drake cancelled part of his UK tour in 2010 because his mother needed surgery. He postponed or cancelled several shows “in order to support her during her recovery.”

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson rescheduled part of her Australian tour earlier this year. She wanted to support her family during the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

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