Newly-single Katy Perry has revealed on Twitter that she will no longer be attending the People's Choice Awards on January 11.
The singer is up for several awards: Favourite Pop Artist, Favourite Song of the Year and Favourite Pop Artist.
She took to the micro-blogging site for only the third time since her public split from British comedian Russell Brand.
"Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the People's Choice Awards. I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS".
Many have been quick to speculate that perhaps she is not attending the event in order to avoid any awkward questions about the break-up of her marriage.
Others have suggested that the star simply is not ready to face the public yet during this difficult time.
Fans were quick to tweet their disappointment that she would not be attending, but she was also flooded with messages of support from many of her 13 million followers.
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