British songstress Jess Glynne was a no show at the Isle of Wight Festival, pulling out at the last minute due to exhaustion.
For the second time in a month Jess Glynne has had to pull the plug on a high-profile gig.
Ten minutes before her 6.30pm slot at the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday, organisers announced the North London singer would not be performing.
Her team later explained that she was “physically exhausted” due to her hectic schedule that included supporting the Spice Girls on their 13-date tour this month and performing at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.
Glynne also apologised to fans for cancelling, saying she had had “every intention of performing” but in the end had to put her health first. (The situation was clouded however by a report in the Mirror newspaper claiming she was seen leaving Wembley at 5am on the Sunday morning – the day she was due to perform at the IOW Festival – after partying with Mel B.)
Glynne had also been lined up to perform at Radio 1’s Big Weekend at the end of May but had to pull out because she had lost her voice.
This turn of events is no doubt worrying for the singer who has experienced vocal problems in the past.
In 2009 she needed surgery on her vocal cords and in 2015 went under the knife for a second time due to a polyp on her larynx.
These experiences, she later admitted, had left her acutely aware of the dangers of overdoing things, and the need to be discerning when accepting gigs.
“You can’t always do everything, you can’t always jump on a plane, do this and do that,” she told The Sun.
Since breaking through in 2013 with the dance track My Love, Glynne has become one of the UK’s best-known female vocalists. She had five number 1 singles between 2014 and 2016 and has been back in the charts recently with All That I Am and Thursday.
She has a heap of gigs lined up for the rest of the month starting with a solo show at Thetford Forest on Saturday. Let’s hope she’s back in good health for them.