SINGAPORE – Local singer Jocie Guo, who shot to fame with her rendition of 'Mouse Loves Rice', postponed her 19 February concert to 23 April after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
"Hello to everyone who listened to my songs while growing up. I am apologetic to announce that my concert, My Wonderland, is postponed. Other than sorry, I am still sorry," the singer greeted her fans in Chinese in an Instagram post on her account.
"Several days ago, I was tested positive for COVID-19," Guo continued in English, detailing her COVID-19 diagnosis in the self-recorded video. "I went online and checked on MOH guidelines, and as my symptoms were considered mild, I had to self-isolate until I was tested negative. So I was pretty relieved at first, other than a throat itch, everything seems fine."
With her concert just around the corner, it was unfortunate when Guo's health took a downturn two days ago. "I developed this persistent cough, and it affected my performance. The concert is in less than five days time, and it is a very difficult decision to make. But what needs to be done has to be done," she added.
IMC Live Global, which is the organiser of the concert, announced on their Facebook that the concert has since been postponed to 23 April. "This decision was taken with the heart to ensure the safety and well-being of artistes, fans and staff. We seek your patience in this matter, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to all stakeholders during the period of engagement."
"I'm very grateful to have IMC live global with me. They've been very supportive of the decisions, and I apologise for the inconvenience caused. We feel it is the right decision to be socially responsible, to ensure everyone's safety and well-being," Guo added.
Tickets purchased through an authorised ticketing agent will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If attendees cannot attend the show on the rescheduled date, they are to contact BookMyShow by 2 March 2022 at 12pm to request a refund. Requests for refunds made after the date as mentioned earlier will not be accepted.
"I shall embrace it, and I hope to see every one of you in My Wonderland on 23 April," the singer said. "Till then, take care, be safe."