Miley Cyrus was MIA at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, despite her confirmed appearance to accept the show's highest honor, the Ultimate Award, and now we know why.
The 24-year-old singer, who was nominated in four other categories, went on Instagram to apologize to her fans, mentioning her "unrealistic schedule" made it impossible to accept the coveted award in person.
"I want to say thank you from the very bottom of my heart for presenting me with #TheUltimateChoiceAward! I am beyond bummed I couldn't make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor," she wrote. "I created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement!"
"I've been tryin to keep the secret but I can't hide it any longer," she continued. "My new single/music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday, Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I'm thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peach into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!"
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"Younger Now" is the title track of Cyrus' new album, which is set to drop on Sept. 29.
The singer has received 18 "Teen Choice" awards and is one of just six artists to receive the Ultimate Choice Award.