Rihanna’s concert in Nice, France, has been canceled following the Bastille Day attack in the French Riviera city that killed at least 84 people and injured upwards of 100 more on Thursday (July 14).
Rihanna was in Nice at the time of the attack, but her representatives confirmed to Billboard that “she’s safe.”
Christian Estrosi, the former mayor of Nice and current president of the PACA region, tweeted the news on Thursday. He also announced that the Nice Jazz Festival has also been canceled, and that flags would be flown at half mast in the city on Friday.
“Tomorrow the flags of the city will be at half mast. After the cancellation of the Rihanna concert , jazz festival is canceled [translated from French to English],” tweeted Christian Estroson Thursday.
Rihanna was set to play at the Allianz Stadium in Nice Friday night as part of her Anti World Tour.
She’s next scheduled to perform Sunday night at the Commerzback Arena in Frankfurt, Germany.
A Bastille Day celebration turned fatal Thursday when a 15-meter truck drove into a crowd that had gathered for fireworks. The driver of the vehicle, which also had explosives and weapons inside, was killed.
The gathering was part of a celebration for Bastille Day, which is a French national holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the unity of the French people.
President Obama condemned the attack as a “horrific act of terrorism,” and the anti-terrorism unit in France has launched an investigation. It’s the second-deadliest attack in France since World War II — the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 of last year killed 130 people.
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