George Ezra has been forced to cancel a second gig on his Gold Rush Kid tour.
The British singer pulled out of his show at London’s O2 arena on Tuesday after suffering from acute vertigo.
On Thursday afternoon a post on his Instagram page confirmed he could not perform at his scheduled show in Leeds on Thursday.
George’s team said ‘although his symptoms are improving he is still experiencing acute vertigo’ and after discussions with his medical team he has had to cancel his gig at Leeds’ First Direct Arena.
Unwell: George Ezra has been forced to cancel a second gig on his Gold Rush Kid tour, confirming on Thursday afternoon that he could not perform at his scheduled show in Leeds (pictured on Monday)
Another cancellation: George’s team said ‘although his symptoms are improving he is still experiencing acute vertigo’ and after discussions with a doctor he has had to cancel his gig
‘Upon a further consultation with a doctor this morning, his show at the First Direct Arena in Leeds tonight will not be able to go ahead as planned,’ read the statement.
It added that both the London and Leeds gigs have been rescheduled with the Leeds concert now taking place on April 5 and the London O2 Arena gig on April 6.
‘Again, we would like to apologise greatly for the postponement of both the London and Leeds dates, and for everyone who had travelled in advance to the shows. All tickets will remain valid for the new dates and we really hope you can make it
‘Thank you for all your support and well wishes to George,’ the statement concluded.
On Tuesday George cancelled the sold-out London show with just hours to go.
It was revealed he had been diagnosed with acute vertigo after feeling ‘incredibly unwell’.
The post read in full: ‘Hi everyone, unfortunately George has started feeling incredibly unwell this afternoon.
‘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. We wanted to let you know as soon as possible.
Worrying: The British singer pulled out of his show at London’s O2 arena on Tuesday after suffering from acute vertigo (pictured in 2022)
George’s Gold Rush Kid tour commenced last month, and he’s already performed in Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin and Killarney, as well as London on Monday.
George is being supported by Passenger, best known for his 2012 single, Let Her Go.
It comes after the Shotgun hitmaker waded into the row over the gender-neutral of the BRIT awards amid storm of criticism.
He had to face the music on Friday after he was called out on Twitter for being nominated for the BRITs’ Artist Of The Year award while female stars were snubbed.
George appeared on Lorraine and said the BRITs panel have done a ‘great job of recognising talent’ – despite the fact nominees in his category are made up purely of males following a gender-neutral overhaul.
Viewers took to Twitter in fury to question organisers’ decision not to put forward a single female act and, awkwardly for George, many said they thought the likes of Dua Lipa, Raye and Florence & The Machine were more worthy than him.
Oh no! It was revealed he had been diagnosed with acute vertigo after feeling ‘incredibly unwell’, but fans were assured their tickets would remain valid for a rescheduled date
One wrote: ‘Are the BRITs truly saying they don’t think there are any female artists in this country better than George Ezra?’ Another added: ‘You cannot tell me that George Ezra is better than Raye or Dua or any other female artist’.
WHAT IS VERTIGO?
Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition. It’s the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.
This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Attacks of vertigo can develop suddenly and last for a few seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for several days, making normal life very difficult.
Other symptoms associated with vertigo may include dizziness, feeling or being sick or loss of balance.
Vertigo is commonly caused by a problem with the way balance works in the inner ear, although it can also be caused by problems in certain parts of the brain.
Source: NHS Inform
A third viewer chimed: ‘BRIT stands for Boys Receive Industry Trophies,’ while another wrote: ‘It’s an absolute disgrace that no women are nominated for artist of the year at The Brits. It’s even more of a disgrace that George Ezra is.’
During the interview, Lorraine Kelly said: ‘There’s a lot of hoo-ha about the nominees all being chaps, but it is what it is.
‘We do have a lot of amazing women as well in the other categories, but it doesn’t matter whether it’s he, she, it, they. If it’s best artist, it’s best artist.
George replied: ‘Exactly, you’ve hit the nail on the head. I hadn’t looked through the other artists until this morning, because people had been talking about the nominations thing.
‘If you look through the artists in all of the categories, it’s amazing, it’s eclectic.
‘I don’t know, I don’t have the answer but I do think on the whole they’ve done a great job of recognising.’
Nominated for Artist Of The Year alongside George were Central Cee, Fred Again, Stormzy and Harry Styles, who went on to win.
The category saw snubs for artists including Dua Lipa, Charli XCX and Florence & The Machine, despite Adele scooping the top prize last year, the first time it introduced its gender-neutral overhaul.
In 2021, the BRIT Awards announced it would be abolishing its male and female categories, in bid to celebrate artists ‘solely for their music’.