Popstar Jess Glynne has pulled out of TRNSMT festival on the advice of her doctor.
The musician has been told to “urgently” rest her voice and recover after her vocal chords haemorrhaged.
It comes after Snow Patrol were replaced by Lewis Capaldi on the festival line-up. The band’s piano and guitar player Johnny Mcdaid has been diagnosed with a serious neck problem and was told that “the only course of action is immediate surgery”.
TRNSMT will take place from July 12 to 14.
Glynne is still due to play East Links in Montrose on August 23.
Les Kidger – director of LCC Live, the organisation behind the Angus gig – said: “We are aware that Jess Glynne has cancelled shows up until July 14.
“Her outdoor show in Montrose on Friday, August 23 is very much on and we look forward to welcoming her to the East Links. We also wish her a speedy recovery.”
She said the decision to pull out of the Glasgow festival “absolutely kills me to say” adding that the decision has been made following advice from her throat surgeon.
— Jess Glynne (@JessGlynne) June 27, 2019
She also admitted to having “celebrated” at the end of the Spice Girls’ UK tour, during which she was a supporting act.
She said: “I am going to have to cancel my next shows through until July 14 and I hope to be back as soon as possible after that.
“I know many of my fans feel I let them down so badly when I pulled out of the Isle of Wight festival but the reason (was) I knew I just wasn’t going to be able to make that performance has now been made clear to be by my doctor, Dr Zeitels.
“It is true that I went out and celebrated the end of the Spice tour. That was a massive high for me and I wanted to mark it with the women who’d become friends and mentors to me.
“But I had also been suffering on and off for weeks with anxiety about my voice. It wasn’t right. I wasn’t sounding my best and I felt there was something wrong.”
She was told she needs to “urgently take a break” and rest her voice for at least 10 days.
Glynne added: “Basically he told me I have been completely overdoing everything. In the last six months I’ve performed almost 100 shows, I’ve pushed through at times when I know I’ve been tired and overstretched and I got to breaking point.
“The thing is I am my voice. If my voice goes, I go.
“I am so devastated to be letting anyone down but I want you to know the full truth of my situation so you understand why I have to do this.
“All I know is I have to go away, look after my voice and come back stronger, better and be the performer my fans truly deserve.”
An announcement on who will replace her at TRNSMT will be made in the coming days.
Festival Director Geoff Ellis said “We are very sorry to hear about Jess’ health issue which means she can no longer play at this year’s TRNSMT Festival.
“She’s such a hard working artist and we fully understand why she’s had to make this regrettable decision.
“We wish Jess all the best and look forward to seeing her back in Scotland soon. We hope to announce her replacement at TRNSMT in the next few days.”