Beyonce Cancels Coachella Performance Due to Pregnancy Complications

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Sad news for the Bey Hive today, as it seems Beyonce will be forced to bow out of her headlining performance at this year's Coachella music festival.

The news isn't terribly surprising, as Beyonce is currently pregnant with twins.

It's not clear exactly how far along she is, but based on recent appearances, Bey is in her second trimester, and Coachella 2017 won't take place until late April.

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Concert organizers broke the news today in a public statement:

"Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months, Beyoncé has made the decision to forgo performing at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival," the statement said.

"However, Goldenvoice and Parkwood are pleased to confirm that she will be a headliner at the 2018 festival. Thank you for understanding."

Cold comfort for fans holding onto tickets for this year's festival in hopes of seeing Queen Bey become the first female to headline the iconic festival.

While it makes sense that a woman who's six or seven months pregnant might not want to jump around on stage in front of tens of thousands of people, many believe the timing of the announcement indicates an unexpected issue with the pregnancy.

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After all, the singer could have bailed several weeks ago, and her pregnancy didn't prevent her from delivering a jaw-dropping performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

So why now?

"In an uncomplicated pregnancy, exercise, dancing, movement is all 100% safe and acceptable and, in fact, encouraged," ob-gyn Sheela Talebian tells USA Today.

"There is no medical reason for not being active unless there are concerns about the pregnancy."

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Dr. Talebian adds:

Beyoncé should be the poster child for pregnancy — she should be out there doing her thing."

Sounds like there's no cause for serious concern, but it's a reminder that despite appearances to the contrary, Mrs. Carter is, in fact, a mere mortal.

Concert organizers say they're currently seeking out a replacement for Bey.

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Tickets will not be refunded, and there are still several other great artists performing on Beyonce's scheduled headline days, but if you tell that to the obsessive hiver in your life, they'll likely hurl the nearest heavy object at your head.

Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar are still scheduled to headline the other two days of the festival.

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