Someone is having time-management issues!
Miley Cyrus is blaming her “unrealistic schedule” for pulling out of the 2017 Teen Choice Awards at last minute on Sunday night.
In an unexpected announcement at the beginning of the awards, Victoria Justice came on the stage to reveal that the singer “couldn’t make it” to accept the night’s highest honor. Miley’s surprising absence drew some boos from the crow.
Soon after, Cyrus, 24, took Instagram to apologizes to her 70.8 million followers, who naturally were shocked, angered, and worried at the same time.
“To my dearest fans & all of those watching Teen Choice Awards! I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart from presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward! I am beyond bummed I couldn’t make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor!” she wrote.
But the Malibu singer had a good reason, though. “I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement! I’ve been tryin to keep the secret but I can’t hide it any longer! My new single/music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday, Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you!” she continued, displaying the adorable artwork for her single, starring a young Miely, smiling with her teeth still coming in.
“I hope to always make people smile and shine light through my work!” the Disney alum wrote. “I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I’m thankful every day for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THAT’S what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!”
Miley wasn’t the only one to shine for her absence. Many other A-list winners were no-show, like Bruno Mars and Gal Gadot, who sent vide acceptances, or Beyoncé, Zac Efron, and Ariana Grande, who were merely announced as winners. Even Chris Pratt—who was supposed to co-host the event—didn’t make an appearance on stage in the first 30 minutes, but did appear later to accept his award for Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor.
Still, Miley’s has been the best excuse so far!