Mel C Drops Poland New Year’s Eve, praised by the LGBTQ community – The Hollywood Reporter

Spice Girls performer Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C, has announced that she will no longer be participating in a planned New Year’s Eve show in Poland.

Chisholm, who has been known as “Sporty Spice” since her early days with the popular British vocal group, posted about her change of plans in a tweet on Monday. While the announcement didn’t state the exact reason she dropped out of the show, the announcement prompted many to hail her as an ally of the LGBTQ community.

“Due to some issues that caught my attention, which were not suitable for the community I support, I am afraid that I will not be able to perform in Poland as planned on New Year’s Eve,” she said. Written. “I hope to be back there soon. Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2023.”

The show, hosted by Polish state television station TVP, went ahead as planned. hollywood reporter Have reached out to a Chisholm representative for further comment.

The predominantly Catholic country has received media attention in recent years for the establishment of a so-called “LGBT-free zone” that restricts individual liberties.

Chisholm, 48, is known for her charity work throughout her career. In August 2021, the musician received the Allied for Celebrity Award at the British LGBT Awards for her support of the community.

Best known in the US for singing Spice Girls hits including “Wannabe,” Chisholm’s latest solo album, Melanie OLDreleased in 2020. Her memoirs, The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girlpublished in September.

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