Chance the Rapper Forced to Miss New York Charity Performance Due to Hospitalization
Chance The Rapper won't be taking the stage as scheduled for a charity event Monday night (May 9) after being hospitalized, a source tells Billboard. The Chicago rapper was slated to perform at New York's Terminal 5 for the "Night For NYC" event tonight, hosted by the Robin Hood organization to raise money in the fight against poverty. According to the event's site, general admission for one costs $150 while deluxe admission runs at $250; 100 percent of every dollar would help "feed a family of four for one week."
The Robin Hood organization also announced on Twitter that artists Anderson .Paak, Mark Ronson and Joey Bada$$ will be performing at tonight's event in place of Chance The Rapper. This isn't the first time the MC born Chancelor Bennett has canceled a performance. In 2014, he was forced to cancel his Coachella set after falling ill and being sent to the hospital.
Bada$$ offered his well wishes on Twitter. "Looks like I'll be performing at Terminal 5 tonight in NYC covering for my brother @chancetherapper get well bro I got you [‼️]," he tweeted.
Looks like I'll be performing at Terminal 5 tonight in NYC covering for my brother @chancetherapper get well bro I got you ‼️— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) May 9, 2016
Chance recently performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last Thursday night (May 5), where he debuted his new track "Blessings" off his forthcoming project, Chance 3, due May 13.
A rep for Chance The Rapper did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment.
UPDATE: Chance The Rapper revealed that he came down with pneumonia on Twitter. "Thank you @joeyBADASS and @AndersonPaak for filling in for me and supporting a great cause. GREAT Men. I got pneumonia but #Chance3 still," he posted (May 10).