SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Ever call in sick because you didn’t want to miss a big game featuring your favorite sports team?

A Country music superstar is taking that approach and several of his fans are calling a foul on him.

Eric Church says he us canceling his upcoming show in San Antonio so he can watch the North Carolina Tar Heels play the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Final Four.

The concert was to take place this Saturday, April 2 at the AT&T Center but the singer pulled the plug on the show.

Church sent out a message to those planning to attend:

“As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve watched Carolina and Duke battle over the years but to have them matchup in the Final Four for the first time in history of the NCAA Tournament is any sports enthusiast dream.

This is also the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked the Choir to do: to give up your Saturday night plans with us so that I can have this moment with my family and sports community. However, it’s that same type of passion felt by the people who fill the seats at our concerts that makes us want to be part of a crowd at a game of this significance.”

If you’re one of the 18,000 who purchased tickets to the concert, you can get a refund through the point of purchase.

However, many of those who were planning to be at the AT&T Center were traveling from other cities and are now scrambling to get refunds on airfare, hotel rooms and rental cars.

The North Carolina native  known for his many hit songs including “Smoke A Little Smoke”. “Springsteen” and “Drink In My Hand”, has not rescheduled the San Antonio show.


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