Actress Cher arrives at Target Presents AFI night at the movies in Hollywood April 24, 2013. The event for fans celebrates classic films and Cher introduced her 1987 film “Moonstruck.” REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) – RTXYZ2F
Cher is the establishment of a role and picking up another: the caretaker.
The music icon, 70, will not participate in a Lifetime film about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, by her “concern for her mother’s health and her desire to be close to her,” a rep for Cher told Page Six on Tuesday.
Cher’s mother, Georgia Holt, is also a singer and an actress whose credits include appearances on “I Love Lucy” and “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.”
She is 90 years old.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming if I have to deal with a serious problem that prevents me from going on location for the April filming,” the singer told Variety at the giving of the role. “This is a project so near and dear to my heart and I was really looking forward to helping tell this story,” she said. She was also signed on as executive producer.
The “Faith” singer has been active in the relief efforts in the Flint. Page Six reported in January that they bought “a large amount of Icelandic glacier water and had it to Flint.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post’s Page Six.