Rihanna Cancels Grammys Performance at Doctor's Request

PHOTO: Rihanna attends the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Feb. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.Lester Cohen/WireImage/Getty Images
Rihanna attends the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Feb. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Rihanna's team said the singer had to cancel her performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards tonight at her doctor's request.

"Based on Rihanna's examination, after Grammy rehearsal today, Rihanna's doctor put her on vocal rest for 48-hours because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal chords," her rep said in a statement to ABC News.

"The antibiotics she has been on for 3-days did not kill the infection adequately therefore she cannot perform safely."

The 27-year-old Grammy winner had just dropped her new album "Anti" in January and was supposed to perform new single "Kiss It Better."

According to Billboard, Rihanna did arrive in Los Angeles at the Staples Center to rehearse, but never walked the red carpet before the show. She was also expected to start her world tour for "Anti" at the end of February.

She also tweeted how sorry she was she couldn't be there.

In Rihanna's absence Monday night, Taylor Swift, Adele, Lionel Richie and Kendrick Lamar all performed in front of the packed arena.