The Fast and Furious star and his longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez, are expecting their third child together.
But because the baby is expected to arrive around the time that Furious 7 hits theaters, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Diesel has backed out of the ritzy premiere slated for March 10 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, one of the film's locations.
A studio source confirm that both the junket and the premiere have moved from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles.
As a result, Universal has cancelled and subsequently relocated the world premiere to Los Angeles.
A source told the trade magazine, "He wants to be with his family at the birth; it's a beautiful thing. What human being wouldn't?"
Universal is "happy to premiere the film in L.A., birthplace of the franchise, where a core fan base exists," a studio insider told THR.