A family issue has caused the Oscar-winning actress to back out of the film about the city’s water crisis

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Lifetime’s “Flint” movie no longer has Cher, babe.

The legendary actress and singer will no longer be starring in the Lifetime movie “Flint,” about the city’s water crisis, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar winner, 70, was attached to star in the film when it was announced in January but is dropping out for family reasons, she tells THR.

“This has been a project so near and dear to my heart, and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story,” Cher said in a statement reported by the Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, I will be unable to leave Los Angeles during the scheduled filming as I am dealing with a serious family issue that prevents me from going on location for the April filming. I’m so glad that (produers) Craig (Zadan) and Neil (Meron) plan to move ahead, and I know that this Lifetime movie will be done beautifully.”

“Flint” is based on a 2016 Time magazine cover story titled “The Toxic Tap,” and Cher was set to star as a Flint resident. No replacement for her has been announced.

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