Bruno Mars concert canceled in Israel amid ‘war,’ deadly Hamas attack

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Bruno Mars concert canceled in Israel amid ‘war,’ deadly Hamas attack

Bruno Mars’s concert in Israel was canceled Saturday just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the country is at

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Bruno Mars’s concert in Israel was canceled Saturday just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the country is at war.

“Dear customers, Bruno Mars concert scheduled to take place tonight is cancelled,” Live Nation, the entertainment company behind the event, announced in a statement via Instagram earlier on Saturday.

The social media post — translated from Hebrew to English — read, “All ticket purchases to the show will receive an automatic refund to the credit card through which the purchase was made.

“We stand with the residents of Israel, IDF fighters and the security forces in these difficult moments.”

Mars, 37, was set to hit the stage for the second night in a row Saturday at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

The “Locked Out of Heaven” singer celebrated his first night in Israel with a post on Instagram Friday that showed him overlooking a large crowd with his arms open wide. “Last night 🎶,” he captioned the pic.

The award-winning singer performed in Tel Aviv Friday, prior to the attacks.
Bruno Mars/Instagram
Live Nation announced the cancellation via Instagram.
Bruno Mars/Instagram

Mars has not addressed his cancellation on social media. His reps did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

It’s unclear if the Grammy-winning musician and his bandmates have been able to flee the country amid its turmoil.

The militant group Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack on the Gaza Strip at dawn Saturday, killing at least 40 people and leaving hundreds wounded.

The militant group Hamas attacked Israelis on the Gaza Strip early Saturday.
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“We are at war,” Netanyahu said in a televised address to the nation before announcing that he was declaring a mass army mobilization. “Not an ‘operation,’ not a ‘round,’ but at war.”

He added, “The enemy will pay an unprecedented price.”


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The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) later launched strikes that left at least 198 Palestinians dead and 1,610 injured, per the Palestinian health minister in Gaza.

It’s unclear if Mars has been able to safely leave Israel.
Bruno Mars/Instagram

Israeli fans have flooded Mars’ Instagram with words of encouragement and support.

“So sorry you have to go through all of this drama right now in your visit here in Israel we love you so much take care,” one user wrote.

Another added, “We are sorry you have to witness this war Bruno hope you’re fine.”



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