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Olly Murs cancels Glasgow performance minutes before it was set to start-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

Fans were shocked.

Olly Murs cancels Glasgow performance minutes before it was set to start-Brooke Ivey Johnson-Entertainment – Metro

Olly Murs was unable to make it to the performance in Glasgow Friday (Picture: PA Wire)

Olly Murs cancelled his performance in Glasgow just minutes before doors to the venue were scheduled to open.

The singer, 39, was scheduled to open for Take That at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow Friday night as a part of the band’s This Life On tour, but fans were informed just before the concert that Murs would not be there.

His absence has been blamed on unforeseen transport complications.

The pop singer-songwriter found himself stranded at London’s Heathrow Airport since 11 am this morning, following the cancellation of his flight to Glasgow.

Expressing his sincere apologies to disappointed fans, Murs conveyed his frustration at the situation, assuring them he was going to do everything in his power to make it to the Hydro stage for Saturday and Sunday night’s performances.

He posted on social media: ‘So sorry to everyone at the @takethat show tonight in Glasgow, unfortunately I won’t be there.’

Murs is now driving to Glasgow to try to make it in time for tomorrow night’s performance (Picture: PA Wire)

He then recounted the series of delays and a subsequent cancellation of his British Airways flight, leading to his unprecedented absence from the gig.

Despite the setback, Murs remained determined to honor his commitment to fans in Glasgow, embarking on a lengthy six-hour car journey to ensure his presence for the remaining shows.

Meanwhile, the OVO Hydro issued an apology to ticket holders via social media, citing ‘unforeseen circumstances beyond anyone’s control’ as the cause for Murs’ cancellation.

Expressing regret for any inconvenience caused, the venue assured fans that efforts were being made to address the situation promptly.

Fans are now waiting to hear if the venue will offer full or partial refunds on ticketsbecause of the cancellation.

The former X Factor star had to leave home just 48 hours after his wife, Amelia Tank, gave birth to their first child in order to join Take That on tour.

He’s been open with audiences about the struggle of having a new baby while in the midst of a tour, recently telling the crowd at London’s O2 Arena that: ‘It’s been the most craziest time.

Murs apologised to fans for his absence on X (Picture: PA Wire)

‘Because obviously, on one hand I’ve got this beautiful baby girl, my wife is at home looking after her with the nappies, and the sleepless nights.

‘And I’m on tour with Take That. I feel guilty!’

Olly continued: ‘But this week I’ve been home. I’ve done the nappies, I’ve done the late nights and I can’t wait to stay on tour. 

‘I’m joking! Honestly, she is truly awesome. I never thought I’d be a dad, so I can’t quite believe it.;

The singer then jokingly gestured to his crotch and laughed: ‘It works! And genuinely I’m super, super proud.

‘And to be on this tour, it’s just topped it off. So what an amazing time for me right now.’

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