Lionel Richie canceled his show in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening so he could evacuate his family as wildfires rages out of control in California.
ABC News reports that Richie was due to perform at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as part of his All the Hits residency, but cancelled the gig so he could focus on the safety of his family.
"Due to the devastating California Wildfires, and helping family evacuate to a safer place, I unfortunately have to cancel my show tonight," he tweeted. "I look forward to returning to the stage this weekend and performing for my fans."
Richie (68) will return for his scheduled Friday and Saturday night shows.
Due to the devastating California Wildfires, and helping family evacuate to a safer place, I unfortunately have to cancel my show tonight. I look forward to returning to the stage this weekend and performing for my fans... https://t.co/tRMXiPOqUp— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) December 6, 2017
The singer did not say which family members he needed to help or which fire was affecting them.
Other Hollywood celebrities including Chelsea Handler and Lana Del Rey have been reacting to the wildfires, which have been raging through California since yesterday.
Just evacuated my house. It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 6, 2017
The fourth hotel we tried had a room. Seems like everyone is evacuating the wildfires. We had to go further east. pic.twitter.com/8P80oWIOAq— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) December 6, 2017
Ash is falling on my car on the 405 😁— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) December 5, 2017
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