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Doja Cat tests positive for COVID-19, cancels performances

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Doja Cat has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The unfortunate news comes just two days after the “Kiss Me More” singer revealed that she had to drop out of the New York and Boston Jingle Ball Tour dates after members of her team tested positive. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Doja wrote, “As most of you probably heard earlier, a few members on my production team tested positive for Covid 19 and I had to cancel a couple of my upcoming performances as a safety precaution. Unfortunately, I’m sad to share that I just tested positive as well and will no longer be able to perform on the rest of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour.”

“While my spirits are down since I can’t be there to celebrate the holiday with my fans in Philly, DC, Atlanta and Miami, I’m doing ok and look forward to recovering and getting back out there as soon as I can,” the post continued.

On Friday, Doja first notified fans of her upcoming absences in an update shared on Instagram. “I love you guys so much and I’m so sad this is happening but I will see you all soon,” Doja captioned the post. 

This is Doja’s second time contracting COVID-19; she previously tested positive in July 2020.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, Lil Nas X had to withdraw from the U.K.’s Jingle Bell Ball, staged by London’s Capital FM, because some of his crew members tested positive, according to a tweet from Capital FM.  

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