Jackson Gets Flu, Bails From SNL, Mariah Carey Replaces Her
March 12, 2008 at 5:35 AM (PT)
JANET JACKSON has dropped out of her upcoming "SATURDAY Night Live" performance because she has the flu, the singer's representative said TUESDAY. "JANET did go to the hospital last night due to the fact she's been suffering from this flu that's kicked a lot of people's behinds," publicist PATTI WEBSTER told THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in an e-mail. "She was never admitted and she is fine."
Still, WEBSTER said JACKSON, who visited a LOS ANGELES hospital, was pulling out of the MARCH 15th "SNL" telecast because "she needs some time to get better." "SNL" spokesman MARC LIEPIS said he did not know what music act will replace JACKSON. JACKSON, 41, was scheduled to perform live SATURDAY night in support of her latest album, "Discipline," which was released last month.
Mariah Carey To Replace Her
MARIAH CAREY will join host JONAH HILL as musical guest on the MARCH 15th episode of "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE."
The GRAMMY Award-winning performer and songwriter makes her first appearance on "SNL" in over ten years, performing tracks from "E=MC²." CAREY's 11th studio album -- due out APRIL 15th -- is the follow-up to "The Emancipation Of Mimi," CAREY's worldwide 10 million selling #1 album, which generated three GRAMMY awards (including Best Contemporary R&B Album), 2 #1 singles and countless more industry honors during its 18-month stay on the charts.