Trevor Noah explains why he couldn’t make it to MTV MAMAs 2016


South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, a late-night television talk show on Comedy Central has explained why he could not make it to the MTV MAMAs 2016.

The comedian who had been billed to host the show months ago in a post revealed he’d “been fighting a severe upper respiratory and ear infection this week.”

Trevor goes ahead to explains “despite tons of medication the infection has gotten the better of me. ”

Read his full post;

“To all my fans and everyone who makes what I do possible: I’ve been fighting a severe upper respiratory and ear infection this week and despite tons of medication the infection has gotten the better of me.

Due to the infection and strain on my vocal chords the doctor has ordered me to rest my voice and recover my health. I desperately wish I could dismiss the doctor but the added risk of flying means that decision would be a highly irresponsible and may cause further damage.

I love the MAMAS and more importantly I love performing in my country. Myself and MTV Africa have been trying to make the MAMAS a reality for a few years and I was so excited because this was finally the year where the pieces fell into place and the date was one I could do.

I push myself as hard as I can all the time because I appreciate every opportunity I am afforded in life. Unfortunately there comes a day like today when it all catches up and my body cannot do what my mind wishes I could.

I’m so sorry if I’ve disappointed you but please know that I love performing more than anything in life and so having to cancel any show, breaks my heart. Sorry isn’t enough of a word to convey how I feel and all again to all my fans I will do my utmost to make it up to you.

Kind Regards Trevor Noah”

In his stead, South African Radio and Television Personality Bonang Matheba was announced as host of the biggest music awards show on the African continent.

From us at, we wish Trevor Noah a speedy recovery.

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