Trevor Noah backs out as host of MAMA awards
The South African comedian says he is battling a severe ear infection.
JOHANNESBURG - The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will no longer be hosting the MTV Africa MAMA Awards scheduled for tomorrow evening.
The comic has released a statement on Twitter saying he is unable to travel because of a severe ear infection that has affected his vocal chords.
He has been ordered to rest and has apologised to fans.
- Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 21, 2016
Organisers have confirmed that media personality Bonang Matheba will be replacing him.
Meanwhile, people have reacted with disappointment to the news while others have wished the comedian a speedy recovery:
Trevor Noah: I'm sick— Uncle Afro (@Afro_M) October 21, 2016
Trevor Noah: I'm sick— ItsYangaChief (@GIFT_YANGA) October 21, 2016
Was only a matter of time before Trevor Noah started to behave like Steven Pienaar pic.twitter.com/TwoOOgop1k— John Dillinger (@ZainahJag01) October 21, 2016
The reason I bought tickets was Trevor Noah not bonang...nxa I'm not going
- tshepo_gene (@Manopolegenetsh) October 21, 2016
Trevor Noah akasafani 😩— Legs Up (@beingHESS) October 21, 2016