“I am so sorry I didn’t perform at the Melbourne Cup yesterday.”
Thank you to everyone for all the messages of concern, I am OK. I am so sorry I didn’t perform at the (cont) https://t.co/JMAoMse9NF
— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) November 4, 2015
This morning it was suggested that Mauboy refused to wear shoes supplied by Myer, the race’s official sponsor. According to News.com.au, her management issued a statement, confirming (somewhat vaguely) that Jess’ absence was indeed fashion related.
“There was a lot going on yesterday and there was miscommunication with her styling team, unfortunately by the time it was resolved the call time had been missed,” they said.
“Known for her professionalism and her incredible work ethic, Jess is deeply apologetic and devastated that she disappointed fans and racegoers and wasn’t able to perform at such a prestigious event.”