Flight nightmare forces Olly Murs to cancel gig with Take That


Olly Murs has apologised for cancelling a performance in Glasgow at the last minute.

The singer has been supporting Take That on tour, but was forced to cancel his appearance with the band at the OVO Hydro due to transport issues.

Murs said he had been at Heathrow from 11am ahead of his performance on Friday night, but the flight was cancelled after “several delays” and an accident with a cabin crew member.

“So sorry to everyone at the @takethat show tonight in Glasgow, unfortunately I won’t be there,” the 39-year-old former X-Factor runner-up wrote on X.

“Don’t think I’ve ever missed a gig before, am so annoyed!

“But am now in a car heading up for our six-hour journey for the Saturday and Sundays show right now.”

The singer had been updating fans via his Instagram story, sharing a video from inside the plane – which was “stuck on the runway” – before he disembarked and attempted to board another flight.

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“I’m trying my best to get to Glasgow,” he said.

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Murs later said: “Honestly, you couldn’t write this day.

“One of the ladies, one of the cabin crew has fallen over and hurt herself which, I hope she’s okay, but basically it has further delayed our flight. So we’re waiting for someone to come in to replace her.”

He described the wait as “so frustrating”, before announcing the flight and his show had been cancelled.

“I’m extremely gutted, I don’t think I’ve ever missed a gig that I can recall, especially of this magnitude.”

Murs later shared a video of himself being driven up to Glasgow ready for his Saturday and Sunday performances.

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