A 'Disappointed' Kesha Cancels Concert at Loyola University Chicago Amid Legal Battle with Dr. Luke

02/25/2016 AT 02:00 AM EST

While Kesha cannot record new music during this difficult time, she is also abstaining from performing.

The "Tik Tok" singer has canceled a scheduled concert at Loyola University Chicago's Colossus 2016 event amid her legal battle with Dr. Luke, whom she alleges raped her.

The 42-year-old music producer has denied all claims.

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On Wednesday, the college's Department of Programming released a statement online detailing why Kesha backed out of the Saturday gig.

"Kesha will no longer be able to perform at Loyola's annual Colossus weekend due to personal reasons," the statement read. "Kesha has expressed her disappointment in having to cancel, but she feels that this is the best decision for her at this time. We respect her decision and wish her well."





Kesha is suing Luke, alleging he drugged and raped her and subjected her to a decade of verbal and emotional abuse.

Luke is countersuing for breach of contract and defamation.

The next step in the case involves each party to turn in their demands for discovery of evidence in the suit by March 21. with any objections to those requests due a month later. The window for the discovery period does not end until Jan. 6, 2017, according to the court's schedule.
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