Musical performer Akon suddenly canceled a scheduled appearance on Friday’s THE EARLY SHOW for personal reasons, according to a statement:
“With news of the passing of Gabon President Omar Bongo, a close mentor and friend of Akon and his family, Akon will depart for Africa in order to pay his respect and take part in a remembrance ceremony on Friday, June 12.
“While Akon will not be in attendance, he encourages his fans to check out Lionel Richie’s incredible performance live from the deck of the USS Intrepid as THE EARLY SHOW launches its summer concert series.”
Richie will perform Friday morning. THE EARLY SHOW airs weekdays at 7:00am on LIVE 5 WCSC, immediately following LIVE 5 NEWS THIS MORNING.