Rihanna has cancelled a planned concert in Nice following the Bastille Day terror attacks that have left at least 84 people dead. The singer posted a message on Instagram offering her condolences for the victims and confirming that the concert had now been pulled. The Nice Jazz Festival, which had been due to start on Saturday, has also been cancelled following on from Thursday’s terrible events, when a terrorist, identified today as 31-year-old Franco-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, drove a truck into the crowds of families enjoying the Bastille Day fireworks display on Nice’s iconic Promenade des Anglais.
Rihanna, currently on the European leg of her Anti tour, was in Nice at the time of the attack but has been confirmed as safe by her reps.
Social media has once again offered a platform for those seeking to offer their condolences for the victims of the attack, which has sent France into a state of mourning once again, following November’s attacks in Paris, which left 130 victims dead after gunmen attacked a number of targets, including the Bataclan music venue.
Amy Schumer and George Clinton, who had been due to perform in Nice on Sunday, were among those to post messages or release statements.