Paloma Faith ‘utterly devastated’ as she cancels gig due to health condition hours before start
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 18
Paloma Faith has abruptly cancelled her gig in London hours before the start(Picture: Andy Von Pip/ZUMA Press Wire/Shu)

is ‘devastated’ as she tells fans her gig tonight will not go ahead due to a leaving her unable to sing.

The 42-year-old singer has completely lost her voice, despite being due on stage in ’s Eventim Apollo in mere hours.

She has been diagnosed with laryngitis and explained the decision was ‘out of [her] hands’ as medical professionals insisted she stop the show, which was due to start at 7pm on April 17.

Paloma is midway through her tour and may also be forced to scrap the next few gigs in Cardiff and if her health doesn’t improve.

Laryngitis is where your vocal cords or voice box become swollen and irritated, impacting your ability to speak and sing, but usually clears up after one to two weeks.

Taking to Instagram, Paloma wrote: ‘It is with great regret that I have had to postpone my show tonight in London.’

Paloma apologised profusely over the cancellation (Picture: Paloma Faith/Instagram)

The Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker assured fans that they understand the impact of this last minute cancellation and were attempting to find a solution.

She added: ‘My team are working on a date to re-schedule the show and as soon as that is set I will let you all know. I have been diagnosed with laryngitis caused by a virus and I am physically unable to sing.

‘So far the tour has been one of the greatest experiences of my career. I am utterly devastated, performing for you all is my favorite thing in the world. I also want to acknowledge those of you that flew in from other countries or traveled long distances. I am very very sad and very sorry,

‘It’s been taken out of my hands and I have been told I must listen to the medical professionals so that I am able to return to perform for you, without causing long term damage.

She’s due to hit the Glastonbury stage later this month (Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

We will know in the next 24hrs if I am able to continue with Cardiff and Brighton, All my love Paloma xxx.’

Apologising again, the star captioned her post: ‘London – I’m so sorry x’

She is set to perform numerous more tour dates across the UK before heading to famed .

Earlier this month, the New York singer shared that she suffers from stress-induced alopecia which she described as her body ‘eating itself’.

On an episode of , she shared: ‘If I’m stressed at work, it doesn’t fall out but if it’s emotional, my hair starts falling out.’