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Dominican Republic bans 'immoral' Miley Cyrus gig

The Dominican Republic has banned Miley Cyrus performing a gig on the island on "morality grounds".

Miley won't get the chance to stick her tongue out in the Dominican Republic. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Cyrus' raunchy on-stage antics- including twerking and crotch grabbing- were deemed "acts that go against morals and customs".

And under Dominican law the singer could be criminally punished, the government said.

Miley is currently performing her worldwide Bangerz tour. Credit: Robin Utrecht/ABACA/Press Association Images

Cyrus was due to perform there on September 13 but the gig has now been cancelled.

A representative for Cyrus did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Concert organisers in the Dominican Republic also made no comment on the ban.

It is not the first time the Dominican Republic has banned songs it considers vulgar from the airwaves, including some by Calle 13 of Puerto Rico.

Miley Cyrus in expletive filled denial of 'drug overdose'

The pop singer Miley Cyrus has attacked claims she had taken a drug overdose after a bout of ill health threatened to disrupt the UK leg of her Bangerz tour.

The star gave an expletive-laden press conference about her health after a sinus infection left the singer, actor and dancer sick in bed.

Miley Cyrus performs in New York. Credit: PBG/PBG/Empics Entertainment

When asked about the illness she said: "But when people are lying on the internet saying you've had an overdose, that makes you feel better."

She said: "I'm feeling good, I'm alive, so that's f*****g awesome. Look at me, I'm the poster child for good health.

"I've been laying down for three weeks. I'm gonna go off - I'm like a star waiting to explode.

"I didn't have a drug overdose. I took some s****y antibiotic my doctor gave me and I had an allergic reaction."

The tour continues in Leeds on Saturday and Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham next week.

Miley cancels concert after being taken to hospital

Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a concert in Missouri tonight after being taken to hospital, suffering from a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Miley Cyrus tweeted this photograph of herself from hospital. Credit: Twitter/Miley Cyrus

Publicist Meghan Prophet said in a statement that the 21-year-old is bow on "medical rest" at her doctors' advice.

Cyrus said on Twitter that she was heartbroken to miss the show. She also posted a photo of herself from her hospital bed.


David Cameron: Pop stars shouldn't swear

David Cameron has spoken out against bad language in pop music and Miley Cyrus' twerking antics, in an intimate interview about his family life.

The Prime Minister has hit out at swearing in pop songs. Credit: PA

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, the prime minister said that although his own children aren't aware of Miley Cyrus' transformation from "lovely" Disney star Hannah Montana to controversial pop princess, they have picked up on swearing in pop hits.

He revealed that Nancy, nine, Elwen, seven, and Florence, three, are banned from having video games, mobile phones or tablets and from watching TV on weekend mornings.

"My children are too young. Luckily they haven't connected this lovely Hannah Montana, who is now this person twerking," he said.

But he had not been able to protect his children from some of the bad language in modern music, although he acknowledged he sometimes swore too.

"They say, 'Daddy, that's the bad this or that word'. They are very conscious of that and they don't approve of swearing," he said.

"They are quite right - the artists are wrong to swear, although I can't say I totally live by those rules myself."

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