James Arthur ‘devastated’ as he’s forced to cancel Teenage Cancer Trust gig over ‘crippling anxiety’

James Arthur ‘devastated’ as he’s forced to cancel Teenage Cancer Trust gig (Picture: Getty Images)

James Arthur has cancelled his appearance at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig.

The star was set to perform at the event, which was taking place tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

However, due to his ‘crippling anxiety’, the singer pulled out at the last minute.

Taking to Twitter, the 31-year-old revealed how ‘devastated’ he was about cancelling his performance, before apologising to fans.

James wrote: ‘I’m deeply sorry to announce that I’m going to have to pull out of the Teenage Cancer Trust performance tonight.

‘I have been feeling crippled by anxiety and poor mental health over the past few days and it’s badly affecting me. I simply cannot perform tonight.’

He continued: ‘I would like to profoundly apologise to the amazing Teenage Cancer Trust team, to all that have bought tickets to see me and to the boys from Take That, it was a dream to be able to perform alongside them but devastatingly I cannot perform this evening.’

He promised to make it up to fans (Picture: @JamesArthur23 / Twitter)

Concluding his statement, the Impossible hitmaker added: ‘I promise I will make it up to you and I’m looking to get help for this.’

Rushing to his side, the charity sent their best wishes to James as they replied: ‘We are so sorry that you are unable to join us tonight for our #. We all send our thoughts and best wishes.’

The Royal Albert Hall added: ‘Seconded. Sending you love and strength from all of us here James.’

Fans appeared to be in full support of his decision, as they told the star to take as much time as he needs.

‘Chin up lad. Nothing more important than our health,’ one insisted, while another said: ‘Oh james, everyone will understand.

He was unable to perform due to his crippling anxiety (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Just do what you need to do to get yourself better. Sending hugs. It’s ok not to be ok, even superstars like you need time out. Your JArmy is always behind you.’

Just last year, James revealed how he believes celebrities are responsible for discussing their mental health.

Chatting on Lorraine, he confessed: ‘I think people in the spotlight have a huge responsibility to talk about these things.

‘I remember when I was really badly suffering with anxiety and depression, internalising all of that was the catalyst amongst all that. It led to lot of bad decisions in my life.’

‘The best medicine is to speak about these things,’ he continued. ‘If those of us in the spotlight can encourage that, I think it’s a great thing.’

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