Jess Glynne has cancelled a host of her upcoming gigs – just days after pulling out of the Isle of Wight Festival.
The singer tweeted to break the news to disappointed fans, and admitted she had been partying with the Spice Girls the night before pulling out of the festival.
"It absolutely kills me to say this – especially given what has happened in the past few weeks – but on the advice of my vocal surgeon, I am going to have to cancel my next shows through until July 14th and I hope to back as soon as possible after that," she wrote.
"I know many of my fans feel I let them down so badly when I pulled out of the Isle Of Wright Festival but the reason I knew I just wasn't going to be able to make that performance has now been made clear to [me] by my doctor, Dr Zeitels.
"It is true that I went out and celebrated the end of the Spice World tour. That was a massive high for me and I wanted to mark it with the women who'd become friends and mentors to me, but I had also been suffering on and off for weeks with anxiety about my voice. It wasn't right," she admitted.
"I wasn't sounding my best and I felt there was something wrong. Two days ago I came to Boston to see my surgeon who told me my vocal chord has haemorrhaged and that if I want to remain as a performer I needed to urgently take a break, rest my voice completely for the next 10 days and try and remain in total silence to give my vocal chords a chance to recover," Jess went on.
"Basically he told me I have been completely overdoing everything. In the last six months I've performed almost 100 shows, I've pushed through at times when I know I've been tired and overstretched and I got to breaking point, my voice literally got to breaking point.
"The thing is I am my voice. If my voice goes, I go. I am so privileged to do what I do, I am so privileged to have fans out there who come and see me. But I never want to be less than 100 percent."
Jess added: "I am so devastated to be letting anyone down but I want you to know the full truth of my situation so you understand why I have to do this. All I know is I have to go away, look after my voice and come back stronger, better and be the performer my fans truly deserve."
It comes 10 days after the Mirror revealed that Jess stayed up partying until 7am on the morning of her scheduled Isle of Wight Festival spot.
Festival boss John Giddings slammed Jess' "shocking behaviour" and slapped her with a lifetime ban from ever performing there again.
Jess, 29, who supported the Spice Girls at Wembley Stadium on the Saturday before her gig, stayed for the star-studded backstage party, which included singer Adele, 31.
Jess was seen leaving Wembley at 5am on Sunday with a group of friends and Spice Girl Mel B.
They continued the party at a nearby hotel until at least 7am.
A car came to pick up Jess at 9am to take her to the Isle of Wight. She was due on at 6.30pm, and her band were there and the stage was prepared for her set.
At 6.40pm, Mr Giddings went on stage to announce her set was off, leaving some fans in tears.
Mr Giddings told the Mirror: "It shows no regards for people that bought a ticket. It's so sad that an artist would do that to their fans.
"She's let them down."
Her management initially blamed her no show on exhaustion, but Jess later told fans it was because of her anxiety.
"I got ready and was about to head to stage, but I just couldn't do it," she said.
"I was incredibly weak and full of anxiety. I can't help that my body sometimes gives up on me. I am so, so gutted, sorry and upset I couldn't perform."
An insider told us at the time: "Jess was sitting in the dressing room and it was quite apparent that she was incapable of getting on stage.
"It wasn't because she was 'exhausted'."
Jess had previously pulled out of the Isle of Wight Festival in 2015 when she had vocal surgery.
Last month she failed to show at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Middlesbrough after losing her voice.
Which of Jess Glynne's gigs have been cancelled?
Jess has decided to scrap all shows up until July 14, which means ticket-holders for the following gigs should get in touch with their sellers about getting a refund.
June 28 – Sherwood Pines, Nottingham
June 29 – Dalby Forest, Yorkshire
July 5 – Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley
July 7 – Stadiwm Zip World – Colwyn Bay (already cancelled)
July 10 – Kew Gardens, London
July 12, 13, 14 – Glasgow Green, Glasgow
Jess is also booked to play the following, and is yet to confirm whether she'll still perform at them.
July 21 – Scarborough Open Air Theatre
July 28 – Singleton Park, Swansea
August 2 – Darlington Arena
August 4 – Bitts Park, Carlisle
August 8 – Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher
August 21 – Custom House Square Belfast, Belfast
August 23 – East Links, Montrose
August 24, 25 – Alex James' Farm, Kingham
August 31 – Wolverhampton Racecourse
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