George Ezra cancels London O2 show due to acute vertigo diagnosis


George Ezra has cancelled a performance at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday after being diagnosed with acute vertigo.

A statement posted to the 29-year-old‘s Twitter page read that he had been feeling “incredibly unwell” before seeking medical attention.

The singer-songwriter is best known for hits including Green Green Grass, Shotgun and Budapest.

The statement read: “He’s been diagnosed by a doctor as having acute vertigo and as a result we sincerely regret to announce that tonight’s show at the O2 in London will not be able to go ahead as planned.”

A vertigo attack can last anywhere from a few seconds to hours, according to the NHS.

It is a sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning, and can cause a loss of balance, dizziness or sickness.

A follow-up statement shortly after said those with tickets for the cancelled show will remain valid as they look to reschedule the date.

“We’re very sorry for everyone who has travelled for tonight,” the statement ended.

This is not the first time the Hertfordshire performer has cancelled gigs due to illness.

In February last year he shared a video of himself with chickenpox – a contagious illness that had spread in a rash across his face, shoulders and chest.

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He told fans he was “gutted” to have to cancel shows at the London Palladium, Manchester Opera House and Edinburgh Usher Hall.

Ezra is currently on tour promoting his third album Gold Rush Kid. He has upcoming shows in Leeds, at the Isle of Wight Festival and across Ireland and Europe.


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