katy-perryWhile her fans and the curious public anxiously awaited their first glimpse of the singer since the announcement of her divorce, Katy Perry is making everyone wait a little bit longer.

The newly-single 27-year-old was scheduled to attend this Wednesday night’s (January 11) People’s Choice Awards, but unfortunately has just announced that she will no longer be making an appearance.

Miss Perry broke the news via her Twitter account on Monday afternoon (January 9) – just two days ahead of the ceremony, as she wrote, “Unfortunately I will not be able to attend.”

While quite clear that she needs a bit more time away from the spotlight after splitting from Russell Brand, Katy opted against writing out the reason for skipping the event.

Still in the running for a total of seven trophies (1 in Cinema, 1 in Television and 5 in Music), Perry did offer an appreciative message to her fans, as she added, “I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS.”