The Daily Show host and South African comedian Trevor Noah, has backed out of the MTV Africa MAMA Award Show happening Saturday.
Noah released a statement to fans via Twitter confirming his withdrawal. He claims in the statement that he has been ordered to rest due to an infection.
Noah said is unable to travel because of a severe ear infection and strain on his vocal chords, apologising to fans.
Noah added that he wishes he could dismiss the doctor, but “added risk of flying means that decision would be highly irresponsible and may cause further damage”.
“I push myself as hard as I can all the time because I appreciate every opportunity I am afforded in life,” Noah said.
“Unfortunately there comes a day like today when it all catches up and my body cannot do what my mind wishes I could.”