Organizers of the highly coveted Grammy Awards ceremony appreciating top performances in music says this year’s event has been postponed indefinitely due to widespread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.
This year’s event was slated to take place on January 31 at an arena in downtown Los Angeles and it was to be broadcasted live on CBS Network. Nominations for the awards were announced back in November.
“Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks,” said CBS and the Recording Academy said in a joint statement.
Organizers of the event say that a new date will be fixed and announced as soon as possible. Similarly, last year’s Grammy Awards were also postponed due to the same reason. The event was supposed to be held on January however due to the coronavirus pandemic it was pushed to March.
The organizers say they consulted health experts whose advice influenced the decision to postpone the event.
“The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority,” said CBS and the Recording Academy.