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Chance the Rapper Hospitalized With Pneumonia Ahead of New York Charity Show [Updated]

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Billboard, citing unnamed sources, reports that Chance the Rapper has had to miss a charity performance after being hospitalized for unknown reasons. The artist was scheduled to headline at New York’s Terminal 5 tonight for Robin Hood’s Night for NYC, a fundraiser aimed at fighting poverty in the city. Tickets for the event were $150 (general admission) and $250 (deluxe admission), with all proceeds helping to feed a family of four for one week. At time of publication, further info about Chance was unavailable, but Monday’s news recalls a 2014 cancellation and comes less than a week ahead of his next mixtape’s release. Robin Hood adjusted by getting Anderson .Paak, Mark Ronson, and Joey Badass to play in Chance’s stead. “Looks like I’ll be performing at Terminal 5 tonight in NYC covering for my brother @chancetherapper,” Joey tweeted ahead of the show. “Get well bro I got you!!”

Update: Later on Monday night, Chance took to Twitter to thank his replacements and explain he was recovering from a bout of pneumonia.

Chance 3 still arrives May 13.

Chance the Rapper Hospitalized, Misses NY Gig