NBC introduced Saturday (Dec. 10) that Lizzo will step in for beforehand introduced performers Yeah Yeah Yeahs on subsequent weekend’s Saturday Night Live as the ultimate musical visitor of 2022. When she joins host Austin Butler on the Dec. 17 episode, it would mark the third time the pop-rap star has carried out on the present.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs introduced on their socials that they needed to cancel as a result of guitarist Nick Zinner continues to be recovering after contracting pneumonia final month. In addition to SNL, the band additionally pulled out of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas competition in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“As many of our fans know Nick has had pneumonia over the past month and it’s been an up and down recovery process,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ assertion reads. “The band’s prime precedence is supporting Nick via a full restoration, in consequence we needed to pull out from our engagements of KROQ’s Acoustic Christmas and Saturday Night Live.
“YYYs have enjoyed the incredible highs of being supported on KROQ and the huge honor of being chosen to close out SNL’s 2022, we are deeply thankful and expectedly heartbroken we cannot rise to these occasions,” the assertion continues. “It’s been a tough week, and it’s been a tough year on the health front for us alongside so many artists who are committed to connecting with audiences amidst a pandemic. We send our love to our fans and supporters, thank you for your understanding and well wishes, it means the world to us. Wishing you a healthy and happy rest of 2022, we’re looking forward to a strong return in 2023. Much love, Karen, Nick, and Brian.”
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