Lionel Richie cancels show to help family members impacted by California fires

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Lionel Richie arrives at the 2017 Patron of the Artists Awards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As several wildfires continue to burn across the greater Los Angeles area, singer Lionel Richie has canceled his Wednesday night concert to help family members evacuate.

"Due to the devastating California Wildfires, and helping family evacuate to a safer place, I unfortunately have to cancel my show tonight. I look forward to returning to the stage this weekend and performing for my fans," the singer said in a tweet on Wednesday morning.

Richie, who will join the reboot of "American Idol" on ABC next year as a judge, was originally scheduled to perform at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas as part of his "All the Hits" residency. His next scheduled performance in Las Vegas is on Friday, Dec. 8.

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