After months of excitement knowing that our guy Trevor Noah would be back on home soil to host the MAMAs, the comedian announced that he pulled out of the show because of a severe infection.

Trevor took to his Twitter account to detail what happened. He explained that he has been fighting an upper respiratory and ear infection for the whole week and medication hasn’t helped.

“Due to the infection and strain on my vocal chords the doctor has ordered me to rest. I desperately wish I could dismiss the doctor but the added risk of flying means the decision would be highly irresponsible  and may cause further damage.”

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Trevor has been one of the major attractions for the show and there has been no word from MTV on who would replace him at the last minute.

The funnyman went on to add that he is very disappointed.

“I love the MAMAs and more importantly I love performing in my country. Unfortunately there comes a day like today when it all catches up and my body cannot do what my mind wishes it could.”


But not all hope is lost as MTV has announced that Bonang Matheba would be hosting the MAMAs after Trevor Noah had to cancel his appearance.

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MTV said that Bonang will be taking over the helm for the awards show which takes place tomorrow (October 22) at The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

Bonang confirmed the news, taking to her Twitter account to retweet messages of support from her humble fans.