by Free Britney at . Comments

Katy Perry apparently needs a little bit more time out of the spotlight.

The "Firework" announced she's bailing on her return to the public eye.

"Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People's Choice Awards," she wrote. "I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS."

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The award show tomorrow night was to be Perry's first public appearance since she and husband Russell Brand split up just before New Year's Eve.

Perry, who is up for seven People's Choice Awards, didn't give a reason why she's no longer attending. Her rep also declined comment on the topic.

Perry recently returned to Twitter, thanking her fans for making her "heart happy again," while also taking a shot at her parents and gossip sources.

"I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me," she tweeted with a hint of bitterness. "Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."

She has two concerts scheduled in Indonesia on Jan. 19 and 22, so it may be awhile until we see her out and about stateside. Grammys perhaps?

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Katy Perry will appear at the People's Choice Awards January 11.

This is not surprising, as she is likely the people's choice for a great many things. But it will mark her first public appearance since her divorce was announced.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand were married only for a little over a year, and she's been laying low in Hawaii as the firestorm of media scrutiny blows over.

But she's got to return sometime, and next week's that time.

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Perry is not expected to present during the show. However, considering she is nominated for a whopping seven awards, there may be a brief speech in her future.

Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Lea Michele, Ashley Greene, Adam Levine and Julianne Hough are just some of the other stars set to attend.

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco will host the big show with performances by Demi Lovato and Faith Hill, live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.

As always, THG will cover the program in earnest.

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