The Pussycat Dolls have canceled their Monday night (March 23) show opening for Britney Spears at New York’s Nassau Coliseum, according to a post on the group’s Web site.
“Due to the illness of lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, the [artist id=”1841713″]Pussycat Dolls[/artist] are canceling tonight’s performance at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY,” the message reads. “Britney Spears’ performance will proceed as planned.”
Nicole’s illness was addressed on [artist id=”501686″]Britney Spears[/artist]’ Web site: “Britney and her camp wish Nicole a speedy recovery!” the post reads.
A rep for the Pussycat Dolls declined MTV News’ request to elaborate further on the cancellation
PCD have been opening up for Spears on her Circus tour since it kicked off in New Orleans earlier this month.
When they kicked off the tour on March 4, the girls were excited to be touring with Britney and described the experience as “amazing.” “This whole show is amazing … it’s a perfect match, really,” Doll Ashley Roberts said. “Britney Spears is truly a Pussycat Doll, and she’s an icon and she’s someone I have watched and always looked up to, as a triple-threat entertainer. So it’s a perfect match — PCD and Britney Spears, in the circus.”
The only reservations the group had about doing the tour was having to perform in the round. “You always wanna stay connected to the audience … so it’s hard, because when you’re on one side, your butt cheeks are facing everyone else. And when you go to another part of the circle, then your back is against someone else,” Scherzinger laughed. “So you constantly wanna keep it moving and be able to spread the love everywhere, even though your backside is to some of the people.”