Miley Cyrus was not in attendance at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards despite her nomination in four categories.
The pop star had been confirmed in advance to appear on stage to accept the show’s highest recognition, the Ultimate Choice Award, for her engagement at the event for over a decade. Aside from this honor, Cyrus was also nominated for Choice Female Artist, Choice Song: Female Artist “Malibu”, Choice Summer Female Artist, Choice Summer Song “Malibu” and Choice Summer Female Artist.
The Malibu singer’s absence definitely was felt by the crowds who did not hesitate to express their disappointment. “I know,” presenter Victoria Justice said to the audience. “It’s a bummer.”
Fortunately, Cyrus took to social media to explain her absence and apologize to fans. “To my dearest fans & all of those watching @teenchoicefox ! I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward!” she wrote on Instagram. “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! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself.”
Along with her apology, the star also shared an exciting announcement. “I’ve been tryin to keep the secret but I can’t hide it any longer!” she wrote. “My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday, Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work!”
“I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I’m thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!”