Tonight’s Grammy Awards had their usual array of must-see red carpet bad-assery, from Ciara’s amazing thigh-high slit dress to Lady Gaga’s stunning Bowie look. But one anticipated star (and therefore outfit) in particular was noticeably missing: Rihanna. While she’s known to make a fashionably late entrance to festivities, tonight, she didn’t make it to the red carpet at all, cancelling her performance at the last minute despite being at rehearsals. Don’t be fooled if you see photoshopped pics of Ri on the red carpet. But DO delight in the ENDLESS jokes like this that you’ll find on Twitter:

According to TMZ, Rihanna has been suffering from bronchitis, and while she has been taking antibiotics for the three days leading up to the event, they didn’t work. She was reportedly examined by a doctor and put on vocal rest for 48 hours or risk damaging her vocal cords permanently. As bummed as we are, we’ll take the safe over sorry on this.

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