Doja Cat will have to skip two of her scheduled Jingle Ball performances.
Sharing the news to her socials on Sunday, Doja revealed that she can no longer continue performing at the remainder of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour, appearances that were already looking uncertain after members of her team tested positive.
“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 [tour],” Doja wrote on Instagram and Twitter. “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 rest of the tour stops have some really great lineups, wish I could be there.”
— my sick sad ass (@DojaCat) December 12, 2021
Just a day before, Doja shared that “a few members” of her production crew tested positive and subsequently had to cancel the New York and Boston sets of the tour, but now it looks like Doja won’t be hitting the road at all for the rest of this one.
iHeart update…I love you guys so much and I’m so sad this is happening but I will see you all soon ?? pic.twitter.com/kwcmdGJTe4
— my sick sad ass (@DojaCat) December 10, 2021
Doja seems to have a pretty steady remedy to her sickness as well, tweeting after the announcement, “turmeric ginger water sleep repeat x500.” And she also hopped right back on Instagram Live to catch up with fans and do some makeup, all while jamming out to music after she shared the news of her diagnosis, so she appears to be in good spirits.
The Jingle Ball Tour lineup change comes as Lil Nas X and Coldplay pulled out of the U.K.’s annual Jingle Bell Ball. As for the U.S. tour, Saweetie, AJR, Megan Thee Stallion, the Jonas Brothers, and more are still set to perform at various dates.
Doja caught COVID herself in July 2020, several weeks after mocking the virus saying she wasn’t scared of it.
“I got COVID. Honestly, I don’t know how this happens but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and… I don’t know how I got it but I got it,” she said during an interview on Capital XTRA. She shared at the time that she was feeling “OK” after having a “four-day freak out.”
Before then, she had gone on Instagram Live to say, “I’m gonna get corona and then I’m gonna get a Corona, cause I don’t give a f— about corona, bitch. It’s a flu!”