Hip-hop star Missy Elliott has canceled a planned concert in Indonesia after the U.S. Embassy warned Americans about potential terrorist attacks in the country, according to the singer's promoter.

Hip-hop star Missy Elliott has canceled a planned concert in Indonesia after the U.S. Embassy warned Americans about potential terrorist attacks in the country, according to the singer's promoter.

Elliott, scheduled to perform Wednesday (May 26) in Jakarta as part of an international tour, would have been one of the best-known U.S. artists to appear there in years.

"We apologize to all the fans of Missy Elliott because of this cancellation," says a spokesman for the show's promoter, Lunar Entertainment. Ticket-holders will get refunds, the company says.

Many international performers have shunned Indonesia following the 1997-98 financial crisis and, more recently, the October 2002 Bali attack and other bombings.

But some musical groups -- including Deep Purple, Enrique Iglesias and Korn -- have defied travel warnings and played concerts in the country this year.

The U.S. Embassy issued a statement Friday reminding U.S. citizens to remain aware of the "continued potential for terrorist attacks against Americans or American interests in Indonesia and worldwide."


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