Marina And The Diamonds star Marina Diamandis was forced to snub fans hoping to meet her after a show in Illinois on Monday (20May13) when the city was hit with severe weather warnings. The British group played The Vic Theatre in Chicago and fans lined up at the stage door to grab a few moments with singer Diamandis after the concert finished.
However, thunderstorms rolled into Chicago and city officials issued severe weather warnings, leaving Diamandis with no choice but to stay inside.
She apologised to her waiting fans via Twitter.com, writing, "Chicago, you are breaking my heart! I am so sorry I can't come out (and) meet you. My security want you all to get home safely & asap (as soon as possible) because of severe weather warnings. It wasn't my decision. Love you all. Thank you for coming to see me."
The two openly gay stars both received the Icon Award from editors at Attitude magazine in London.
Lady Gaga landed the Best Live Act trophy, Marina and the Diamonds bagged the Music Prize and Take That star Gary Barlow was named Most Stylish Man.
British singer Will Young received the Culture Award, while McFly drummer Harry Judd was honoured with the Hottest Man of the Year prize.