Glasgow TRNSMT: Jess Glynne second big act in a week to pull out of festival

Jess Glynne has been forced to cancel her appearance at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival on Sunday due to a vocal haemorrhage, making her the second big act in a week to pull out of the event for health reasons.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 2:43 pm
Jess Glynne has pulled out of Glasgow's TRNSMT festival due to health reasons. Picture: Michael Gillen

The English singer’s TRSNMT cancellation comes just two days after Northern Irish indie rockers Snow Patrol pulled out of their Sunday main stage slot at the same festival due to “medical reasons”.

It has since been confirmed that West Lothian singer Lewis Capaldi will step in as a special guest to fill the gap left by Snow Patrol’s absence.

Glynne, meanwhile, was criticised by some fans for her recent absence from the Isle Of Wight Festival, which came after she partied until the early hours of the morning with the Spice Girls following their final concert at Wembley.

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But she has now said that her medical issues were present prior to the celebrations and that she has been warned she could damage her voice permanently if she does not take time off.

Glynne, 29, said in a statement: “It absolutely kills me to say this - especially given what has happened in the past few weeks - but on the advice of my throat surgeon, 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 I knew I just wasn’t going to be able to make that performance has now been made clear to me by my doctor, Dr Zeitels.”

She said that it is “true that 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,” she added.

“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.

“Two days ago I came to Boston to see my surgeon who told me my vocal chord has haemorrhaged and that if I wanted to remain as a performer I needed to urgently take a break, rest my voice completely for the next 10 days and try and remain in total silence to give my vocal cords a chance to recover.”

Glynne said she was told she was “completely overdoing everything” having performed nearly 100 shows over the past six months, and pushing through “at times when I know I’ve been tired and overstretched and I got to breaking point, my voice literally got to breaking point”.

She said she is “devastated” to let people down but that she needs to focus on healing her voice, otherwise her career could come to an end.

TRNSMT Festival said that a replacement for Glynne on their line-up will be made in the coming days.

Glynne was due to perform across the UK through the end of June until mid-July, including at Sherwood Pines in Nottingham, Dalby Forest in Pickering and Kew Gardens in Richmond-Upon-Thames.

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