Beyoncé backs out of Coachella performance on doctor’s orders

Beyoncé has announced she will no longer headline this year’s Coachella festival as high-profile performance would be considered risky given the advanced state of her pregnancy at the time of the set in April.

“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,” Coachella promoter Goldenvoice and Parkwood Entertainment said in a joint statement Thursday afternoon.

“However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for your understanding.”

The Lemonade singer, 35, was announced as a headliner back in January, but the performance was thrown into question after she revealed that she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins several weeks later.

Her pregnancy didn’t hinder a stellar performance of ‘Love Drought’ and ‘Sandcastles’ at the 2017 Grammys on February 12, and fans had hoped the same would prove true for Coachella.