Singer Avril Lavigne cancels trip for concert in Hiroshima

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has canceled her trip to Japan next month where she was to attend a peace concert in Hiroshima, the prefectural government said Friday.

Lavigne's agent has informed the local government of the cancellation, citing the singer's own wish without elaborating, it said.

Lavigne was to perform July 31 in the World Peace Concert to be held from July 27 to Aug. 5 ahead of the 68th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city on Aug. 6.