Pop superstar Beyoncé, who is pregnant with twins, has pulled out of her headlining spot at the Coachella Music Festival in southern California, event organisers announced on Thursday.
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The event is among the world's premier live music festivals and Beyoncé's performance had been eagerly anticipated.
However, "following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," a statement said, adding that "she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival."
It was unclear who would take the pop diva's spot at the two-weekend festival in April in Indio, California.
The superstar announced earlier this month that she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins. The singer already has a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, with Jay Z. It is unclear when she is due to give birth.
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