“Blurred Lines” crooner and honourary Canadian Robin Thicke was instructed to take “mandatory vocal rest” and cancel his performance at the 2014 Juno Awards.
“This is show business, so we’re always prepared for this type of situation,” said Junos executive producer John Brunton in a statement.
And the show did indeed go on, with sisters Tegan and Sara snagging three awards and astronaut Chris Hadfield teasing “Taking Care of Business.” Robin was nominated for three awards – Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and the Juno Fan Choice Award – but the silenced singer didn't win any awards.
The night went on unabated, despite Canada’s unfulfilled desire to hear the viral summer jam "Blurred Lines" one more time.
Check out our full Junos wrap-up to find out which artists took top honours last night at the annual Canadian music extravaganza.