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Britney Spears, Peoples Choice Awards

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Britney Spears was M.I.A. at the 2016 People's Choice Awards Wednesday.

The "Pretty Girls" singer, 34, had been confirmed to attend the annual event, and a seating card showed that she would have been located in the front row near Vin Diesel and Sandra Bullock. Sadly, Spears was unable to attend the awards show at the last minute due to illness. Spears was nominated in the Favorite Social Media Celebrity category with Beyoncé, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Taylor Swift —none of whom were in attendance, either.

Spears issued a statement via—what else?—social media.

"I wish I could have been at the People's Choice Awards tonight but I started feeling sick," she told fans via her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts Wednesday. "Thank you so much for voting me Favorite Social Media Celebrity! This is dedicated to my fans, the Britney Army – without you this would not be possible. I love that I can share my world with you and that you are so supportive of me. Remember to be kind online and spread love. #ThankYou."

Spears won her first People's Choice Award in 2014 for Favorite Pop Artist. The "Hold It Against Me" singer, who is currently headlining a residency in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, has been nominated 12 times since the year 2000, when she was up for Favorite Female Music Performer.

Other winners at the 2016 People's Choice Awards included Furious 7 for Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie, Pitch Perfect 2 for Favorite Comedic Movie, The Martian for Favorite Dramatic Movie, Taken 3 for Favorite Thriller Movie, The Big Bang Theory for Favorite TV Show and Favorite Network TV Comedy, Grey's Anatomy for Favorite Network TV Drama, Orange Is the New Black for Favorite Streaming Series, The Simpsons for Favorite Animated TV Show, Ed Sheeran for Favorite Male Singer, Taylor Swift for Favorite Female Singer, Fifth Harmony for Favorite Group, Shawn Mendes for Favorite Breakout Artist and Meghan Trainor's Title for Favorite Album.