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Robin Thicke cancels Juno performance

This year’s Juno Awards will have to make do without Robin Thicke on Sunday.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the Blurred Lines singer has been put on mandatory vocal rest and will not be able to perform.

Thicke was forced to postpone and reschedule concerts on Friday and Saturday for the same reason.

Producer John Brunton said the cancellation would not impact what he expects to be a “hell of a show.”

There had been an online petition to have Thicke banned from the show, saying his international hit song sends the wrong message about sexual assault.

The bulk of the awards were handed out at a dinner gala Saturday night.

Arcade Fire, Drake, Serena Ryder, and Tegan and Sara, were just some of the artists who took home hardware.

Ryder, OneRepublic, Sarah McLachlan, and Tegan and Sara are all still scheduled to perform during the award show. Arcade Fire will also take part with a taped performance from their tour.

With files from The Canadian Press