Nicole Scherzinger is 'incredibly saddened' as she reveals The Pussycat Dolls tour is CANCELLED
PUSSYCAT Doll Nicole Scherzinger has admitted she is "extremely saddened" after being forced to scrap the band's tour due to Covid.
The I Hate This Part vocalist, 43, opened up on the "huge amount" of her own finances she had ploughed into the eagerly-anticipated reunion gigs to get them off the ground.
In a text statement with the band's logo, posted onto her Instagram Stories, Nicole wrote: "Thank you to everyone who had tickets to see PCD – we are so appreciative of your support and loyalty!
"With the ever-evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I understand the decision that the tour dates had to be canceled.
"I have invested a huge amount of time, creative energy, and my own finances into bringing this project back to life.
"And while I'm naturally incredibly saddened by this decision, I am also very proud of what we were able to achieve in the short amount of time we had together before COVID.
"I can't put into words the amount of love, admiration, and gratitude I have for the other girls in the group and the fans that have supported us.
"Stay safe and healthy – love and blessings. Nicole xo."
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The band was formed in 2003 and they broke up in 2010 and released two albums in that time, as well as reached the UK number one twice with Stickwitu and Don't Cha.
In total, they sold 55million records and had two No1 tunes during their careers.
After splitting, the group took on various solo projects and kept strong ties with the UK, where they have a strong fanbase.
The girls previously told how they were excited about forming the band once again and finishing what they started all those years ago.
"It's been a few years in the making," explained Kimberly Wyatt.
"But I think ultimately there's some unfinished business with the Pussycat Dolls.
She continued: "We're ready to get out there and do what we love."
The sizzling popstars gave a preview of what fans could expect from the tour after their reunion on the UK X Factor in 2019.
Back then Nicole, who was a judge on the show and famed for her "shermazing" catchphrases, promised it was "just the beginning."
They first announced their reunion in The Sun in November 2019 after a decade apart, including a UK arena tour for the spring – which was torpedoed when Covid hit.
Yet last year, with the pandemic still ongoing, Nicole was embroiled in a legal battle after she was sued by the Pussycat Dolls founder, Robin Antin.
According to The Hollywood Report legal documents allege the pair made a deal in 2019 with Nicole accepting a 49% cut.
Robin now claims Nicole, 43, has changed her mind and is asking for majority control and 75% ownership of the business venture.
The documents stated she “now refuses to participate in the tour,” and has “demanded to renegotiate the terms of the MOU” while asking for majority control.
It came amid rumours Nicole was plotting to go solo once again, although sources close to The Sun said she is entirely committed to the group.
A source said: "The pandemic has hampered plans for The Pussycat Dolls but as far as they are concerned, they're all raring to get going as soon as it's safe to do so.
"Nicole had considered doing some solo music last year and wrote a series of songs including a track about social distancing called Anti-Party Anthem.
"That one was a fun nod to lockdown life, which she wrote when the pandemic had just started but she decided not to put it out a short while later. The time has passed and she has no plans right now to do anything as a solo artist.
"All her focus is on The Pussycat Dolls at the moment."
Meanwhile fellow band member Kimberly Wyatt supported this in October, and exclusively told The Sun the reunion tour would be going ahead – two-and-a-half years later than planned.
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