Bad Bunny tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Sunday’s American Music Awards, forcing him to cancel his planned performance. The 26-year-old musician originally planned to perform with Jhay Cortez for a world premiere performance of their duet “Dákiti,” but never appeared on stage, opting instead for video calls to accept and present awards.
On Monday, his team confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE that the reason for the change in plans was due to a positive COVID test ahead of the show. “Bad Bunny was originally set to perform his No. 1 global hit ‘Dákiti’ with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at the AMAs but unfortunately, the artist tested positive for COVID-19, which forced him to cancel the presentation,” read the statement. The artist’s reps added that, as of Monday morning, he is “feeling okay [and] isn’t showing major symptoms,” and they added that they are “praying it remains that way.”
Bad Bunny presented the award for favorite female Latin artist from his home in Los Angeles and won the favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album awards for YHLQMDLG. Accepting his award, the artist said: “To all my fans, to all the people who support me and listen to my music, I do it all for you. Latinos are ruling the world. I love you all so much.”
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