Ariana Grande Skips NYC Charity Event Due to Fear of Ebola

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Apparently Kim Kardashian is not the only celebrity afraid of Ebola.

According to The New York Daily News, Ariana Grande skipped a scheduled appearance at a charity in New York City this week because she was petrified of contracting Ebola.

Ariana Grande at the Hollywood Bowl

Grande had been booked to sing for the nonprofit charity Pencils of Promise at its annual gala Wednesday night; all proceeds at the event were bookmarked for education for kids in developing countries.

"Everybody got there and was waiting for her to arrive and she was also supposed to be a surprise musical guest,” a guest tells the newspaper. “No one was told she wasn’t coming... when I overheard organizers say she’s not coming, she doesn’t want to come. She’s afraid of flying because of Ebola."

Organizers confirmed that the young pop star missed the event due to “a scheduling conflict.”

Grande’s cancellation came in the wake of an Ebola scare in Manhattan after Dr. Craig Spencer contracted the disease in West Africa.

He then returned to The Big Apple and rode the subway, walked The High Line, went to a Brooklyn bowling alley and took an Uber from Williamsburg to Harlem.

Spencer works for Doctors Without Borders and had been treating Ebola patients Guinea before returning to New York on October 17.

Fortunately, the Pencils of Promise event raised $2 million even without Grande attending.

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