Harry Styles pulled out of his Los Angeles gig just hours before taking the stage on Saturday (11.05.22) night.
The ‘As It Was’ hitmaker had already postponed his Kia Forum show on Friday (04.11.22) ‘due to illness in the band’, but on Saturday he revealed he was battling the flu and had no d he had no choice but to withdraw from his concerts scheduled on site that evening and the following two days.
He revealed on his Instagram story, “Towards the end of the show on Wednesday, I started feeling unwell and have been in bed with the flu ever since.
“I did everything I could to be able to sing tonight, but I’m leaving the doctor now and I’m devastated that it just isn’t possible.
“I’m sorry this news comes so close to show time, but it was my most sincere hope to be able to perform for you tonight.
“I know several of you have planned trips to LA to see the show, and that means the absolute world to me.”
The 28-year-old singer hopes to continue his tour later this week, as the postponed shows will now take place at the end of January.
He added: “Everything else will play out as planned. I can’t wait to see you then, and I’m so sorry. All my Love.”
This isn’t the first time Harry’s US tour has been cut short.
Last month, the “Music for a Sushi Restaurant” singer postponed the first of his six concerts in Chicago “out of an abundance of caution” when a member of his entourage fell ill.
A message from the United Center revealed at the time: “Out of an abundance of caution, tonight’s Harry Styles show on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at the United Center has been rescheduled to Monday, October 10, 2022 due to band/sickness. ‘crew.
“All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. All additional show dates will be played as scheduled. An email from Ticketmaster will be sent directly to ticket holders with further information. (sic)”
In a later post, the venue confirmed that fans who received wristbands while in line could keep their seats for the new concert.
They clarified on their website: “Numbered wristbands given on Thursday, October 6 for the GA will be honored on the rescheduled date of Monday, October 10. Guests may line up in the previous order given as long as they arrive before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10. Any numbered bracelets arriving after 5:00 p.m. will be placed in line after the last guest in line.
“The original numbered wristband must be presented on Monday, October 10 to be honoured. Guests without previous numbered wristbands will be placed in line after the last guest in line.”