The Puerto Rican star canceled his appearance at the American Music Awards because of the diagnosis.

Por Lena Hansen
Noviembre 23, 2020

Bad Bunny has tested positive for coronavirus. The reggaeton star was scheduled to perform his new hit "Dákiti" at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but had to cancel due to his diagnosis. His absence from the stage on November 22 worried fans. A press release by Acoustyle Communication, which represents the Puerto Rican star, clarified it all.

"Bad Bunny was originally set to perform his #1 global hit 'Dákiti' with Jhay Cortez live for the first time at the AMAs, but unfortunately, the artist tested positive for COVID-19, which forced him to cancel the presentation," it said. The reggaetonero was still part of the show, announcing the winner of Favorite Female Latin Artist virtually from his home in Los Angeles. He also received two awards: Favorite Male Artist – Latin and Favorite Album – Latin for YHLQMDLG. The singer also participated virtually in the Latin Grammy Awards, filmed in Miami this year. He recorded his performance from a stage in Puerto Rico and it was broadcast as part of the show.

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Fellow reggaeton stars Karol G and J Balvin also shared that they tested positive for COVID-19 months ago and have since recovered.

Bad Bunny recently starred in a new Flamin' Hot Cheetos commercial, joining their "Deja Tu Huella" campaign and contributing $500,000 to the Latino community in collaboration with his foundation Good Bunny.

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"This initiative is important because it's the union of two brands, the commercials are amazing, and it's an encouragement for the Latin community," the singer said. "I feel proud because we are using our tools and the motivation to invite Latinos to leave their mark in what they love and to reach their goals whether it's in music, sports, or the arts."