George Ezra cancels Edinburgh gig after falling ill with chicken pox

The singer was due to take to the stage at the King’s Theatre on Monday.

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George Ezra has been forced to cancel an upcoming gig in Edinburgh after falling ill with chicken pox.

The 28-year-old singer was due to perform at the capital’s King’s Theatre on Monday.

Ezra, who was touring for the first since 2019 due to pandemic cancellations, has also had to cancel performances at the London Palladium and Manchester Opera House.

On Tuesday the singer uploaded a video on Twitter showing the effects of the illness, and said he was “gutted” about cancelling the shows.

He said: “As you can see, I have got chicken pox, which I never had as a kid – and it is miserable.

“It is all the fatigue and fever of the virus but you also want to scratch your skin all the time.

“What this means is that I can’t perform at the upcoming shows in Manchester, Edinburgh and London, which I am absolutely gutted about.

“Recording this video is the last thing I want to be doing.

“Even on a selfish level, I’ve not performed since 2019 and I was so much looking forward to getting back up there and swinging my hips – but it’s just not going to happen.”

The gigs have now been rescheduled for April.

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