Jermaine Jackson's Austrian tribute to his late brother MICHAEL has been rocked by another controversy - Natalie Cole won't be there.
The singer becomes the third big name to 'pull out' of the show after Jackson named his line-up for the Vienna concert on 26 September (09) earlier this week (beg07Sep09).
Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown have both stated Jackson's announcement they would be performing was premature - Blige will try to fly in from Italy, where she's booked for a show, but Brown's publicists insist he was never part of the tribute show and will not be attending.
And now Cole, who returned to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (09Sep09) for her first show following a kidney transplant, has announced she has got better things to do than jet to Vienna.
Her representative tells TMZ.com that Cole will be at an event in Memphis, Tennessee with the Dalai Lama.