Cher has announced that she is dropping from the forthcoming Lifetime movie “Flint” to focus on family issues and many sources have confirmed that her mother, Georgia Holt, is in a “fragile” state.
Last week, fans of the iconic singer were both concerned and disappointed.
They were disappointed because the icon had removed her name from the film, which will focus on the much-publicized Flint water crisis that was discovered in 2014.
More than 100,000 people in Flint, Michigan have been exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water that could result in serious health problems.
Cher’s supporters grew concerned because of the mention of “serious family issue” in her statement announcing her exit from the TV movie.
The “Player” actress wrote: “This has been a project so near and dear to my heart, and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story. Unfortunately, I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming.”
The “If These Walls Could Talk” star went on to add: “I’m so glad that Craig [Zadan] and Neil [Meron] plan to move ahead and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully.”
A close source to the 70-year-old music legend spoke to AOL and confirmed/reassured people that she is well.
Cher is in excellent health but has decided to focus on her mother, Georgia Holt, who needs her by her side.
A tipster with ties to the “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” singer told AOL: “Cher’s worried about her mother’s health. She’s in her 90’s now and does not want to be far from her. Her mother is not deathly ill, but is somewhat fragile. ”
The person went on to add that “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” diva is in great shape. The insider concluded: “Cher’s health is fine.”
Flint, which is based on Time magazine’s cover story, “The Toxic Tap” by Josh Sanburn, will be directed by Bruce Beresford and will start filming in April.