Robin Thicke has pulled out of tonight’s Juno Awards.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences confirmed this morning that the “Blurred Lines” singer will no longer perform the broadcast, saying he’s been placed on mandatory vocal rest. Producer John Brunton said the cancellation would not impact what he expects to be a “hell of a show.”
Thicke had already been under controversy at the Junos. A petition sought to have him barred form the show, arguing that his hit song is sexist and degrading to women.
He’s also been plagued by personal problems of late and recently split with his wife, actress Paula Patton.
Thicke — the son of actor Alan Thicke — had been set to add some star power to a Juno broadcast that will be hosted by Classified, Johnny Reid and Serena Ryder.
Still set to perform are Ryder, OneRepublic, Sarah McLachlan, and Tegan and Sara, among others. Arcade Fire will also take part with a taped performance from their tour. The Junos air tonight on CTV.
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