Andrea Bocelli Backs Out Of Performing At Donald Trump’s Inauguration After Backlash

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Andrea Bocelli has backed out of performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration after he received backlash from his fans.

Honoree Andrea Bocelli performs during the 19th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Bocelli at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 13, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

Despite the rumors that no celebrities wanted to perform at his inauguration, the president-elect reportedly personally approached the blind Italian singer, who originally accepted. Now, according to Page Six, he has changed his mind.

“Bocelli said there was no way he’d take the gig,” a source told Page Six. “He was ‘getting too much heat’ and he said no.”

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during a USA Thank You Tour event at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania

(Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson.)

Another source told Page Six that it was Trump’s idea for Bocelli to back out. (RELATED: Andrea Bocelli To Perform At Donald Trump’s Inauguration)

“Trump suggested to Bocelli he not participate because of the backlash. It’s sad people on the left kept him from performing on a historic day.”

Fans threatened to “Boycott Bocelli” after they heard he was planning to perform at Trump’s inauguration.

Kaitlan Collins

White House Correspondent

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