Two more of Adam Lambert’s scheduled performances on ABC have been canceled, adding to the collateral damage caused by the singer’s controversial performance at the American Music Awards on Nov. 22.
Lambert spread word of the cancellations Wednesday night (Dec. 2) via Twitter. “Yes, sadly friends, ABC has canceled my appearances on Kimmel and NYE. 🙁 don’t blame them. It’s the FCC heat,” he wrote. The “American Idol” alum had been booked to perform on the late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Dec. 17 and was allegedly set to perform on the network’s annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special, which, like the AMAs, is helmed by Dick Clark Productions.
Alhough ABC has scrapped every appearance Lambert had booked on the network since the AMAs, other networks — including CBS and now NBC — continue to welcome him with open arms.
“I AM doing Leno though,” the singer Tweeted, referring to NBC’s “The Jay Leno Show.” “And lookin into something for NYE.”
Meanwhile, Lambert’s sales don’t appear to have been hurt by the controversy. His album “For Your Entertainment” (19/RCA) debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 198,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.