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Adam Lambert Loses "Good Morning America" Gig, Will Perform on "Early Show"

November 24, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Adam Lambert's racy performance on the American Music Awards has led ABC to scrap his scheduled concert tomorrow on Good Morning America. "Given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning," an ABC spokesperson told Rolling Stone while confirming news of the Lambert cancellation.

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It's not all bad news for the Wild Idol, however: Lambert will instead perform on tomorrow's episode of CBS' The Early Show. It'll be a double dose of Lambert on CBS tomorrow, as he also recorded a performance yesterday at New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre that will be broadcast tomorrow night on The Late Show With David Letterman. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Lambert indicated he wasn't taking ABC's decision to nix his morning appearance personally, adding, "Obviously I respect their decision, they gotta do what they gotta do. It's too bad, I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me. They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren't happy about it. I don't necessarily agree with it, but they need to do what they need to do."

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In a Twitter post, keyboardist Tommy Joe Ratliff, Lambert's make-out partner at the AMAs, wrote, "Ok I'm REALLY sorry for the mix up!!! I JUST found out that we are not playing GMA. We ARE playing The Early Show!" Rolling Stone reached out to The Early Show for comment but have not heard back as of press time.

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While it appears ABC will likely avoid a fine for Lambert's "Full Frontal Glambgasm" on Sunday night, the network didn't want to risk accumulating more complaints and irritating comparatively more sensitive early-morning advertisers.

It remains unclear whether Lambert himself had anything to do with the cancellation, as he told Rolling Stone that any editing of his AMAs performance would qualify as "discrimination" on the part of ABC. The oral sex simulation from Lambert's "For Your Entertainment" was edited out for the show's West Coast feed.

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