MTV postpones Latin America Music Awards

It's because of Hurricane Wilma

MTV has postponed its Latin America Music Awards ceremony in Mexico due to the approach of Hurricane Wilma.

Wilma, the strongest hurricane recorded in the Atlantic according to the US Hurricane centre, was due to brush past the awards venue Playa del Carmen.

MTV previously moved the show forward by a day to Wednesday (October 19), but then said it would postpone it indefinitely.

MTV said in a statement: “While the eye of the storm is not expected to hit the Mexican Caribbean, we feel its effect is close enough to greatly impact our production.”

Hurricane Wilma, which has winds of nearly 165 mph and heavy rains, is threatening Cuba, Mexico and the Cayman Islands, forecasters have reported.

It is the second time this year that weather has hit one of MTV‘s shows.

In August, Hurricane Katrina hurled wind and rain on the pre-ceremony festivities of the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami, although it did not interrupt the main show.