Rihanna has cancelled a concert in Nice following an attack during a Bastille Day fireworks display in the French city that has claimed 84 lives and injured three Australians.
In the southern French resort city ahead of her show that was scheduled for Friday evening local time, Rihanna’s staff members are trying to get the singer out of the city as soon as possible, TMZ reports.
The mayor of Nice and president of the regional government Christian Estrosi has confirmed the show’s cancellation on Twitter.
Dès demain les drapeaux de la ville seront en berne. Après l'annulation du concert de Rihanna, le festival du jazz est annulé.
— Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) July 15, 2016
Crowds were in the streets celebrating Bastille Day in the popular holiday city when a truck ploughed through the main promenade, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. The driver was killed, although French police have not confirmed if the driver was shot dead.
With many other details still unclear, French president François Hollande has declared the incident a terrorist attack and called it “a monstrosity.”
Our thoughts and feelings go out to the victims and their families.