Calvin Harris quits MTV EMAs appearance over 'heart problems'

The Scottish DJ has backed out the MTV EMAs due to illness

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Scottish DJ Calvin Harris is suffering from "heart problems" that have forced him to cancel a scheduled performance at MTV European Music Awards.

30-year-old Harris, whose real name is Adam Richard Wiles, reportedly tweeted: "No EMAs for me this weekend. Got some heart problems. Heading home to see if it can be fixed x."

That tweet is no longer available.

The awards' Facebook page posted: "We have some really sad news. Calvin Harris has taken ill and will not be able to perform at tomorrow's show.

"He sends his sincere apologies. Get well soon, Calvin!"

Des Clarke and Jennie Cook from Capital FM tweeted about the reported "heart problems", wishing Harris a speedy recovery.

Harris was due to perform at the event at the SEE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday alongside singer John Newman.

 

The DJ is also nominated for Best Electronic Act and Best UK and Ireland Act.

The show, which marks the EMAs' 20th anniversary, will be hosted by Nicki Minaj,

Harris, who hails from Dumfries, Scotland, this year became the highest paid DJ in the world.

He is currently developed an HBO comedy series about electronic music, helped by Irvine Welsh, the author behind Trainspotting.

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