Miley Cyrus’ plane was forced to make an emergency landing while on its way to Paraguay on Tuesday when the plane was struck by lightning, according to a social media post from the singer. Cyrus was in South America to host the second day of Paraguay’s Asunciónico festival, which has not been held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our plane was caught in a major unexpected storm and hit by light,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer wrote on Instagram. “My crew, band, friends and family, who all traveled with me, are safe after an emergency landing. Unfortunately, we were not able to fly into Paraguay.”
Cyrus’ arrival in Paraguay was expected to draw a large crowd of fans to the country’s Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, according to an article from the Paraguayan news media, Additional.
Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, experienced massive flooding and rainfall on Tuesday. According to an official statement from Asunciónico posted on Twitter On Tuesday, the bad weather forced the organizers to cancel the festival’s opening day – which boasted Foo Fighters, Doja Cat and Machine Gun Kelly among its artists. Festival officials are expected to announce whether weather conditions will allow Wednesday’s performances, Sans Cyrus, to continue as planned.