Drake has pulled out of headlining this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham.
The Toronto rapper had fallen ill earlier this week and his doctors have forced him not to cancel his performances.
The “Take Care” star sent the following message to his fans apologising for the disappointment: “To my beloved fans, it truly breaks my heart that I won’t be able to perform as planned at Wireless and Roskilde this weekend.
“I got sick a few days ago and although I am on my way to bouncing back, my doctors have made it clear that I am not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance my fans expect and deserve from me.
Best acts to see at Wireless 2014
Best acts to see at Wireless 2014
1/14 Pharrell Williams
The producer, songwriter, musician, rapper and singer climbed to the top this year with his song 'Happy'. Most recently, he won Video of the Year for the same hit at the BET Awards (Friday 4th July - Main Stage - London/ Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
2/14 Kanye West
Recently married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Yeezus rapper returns to Wireless festival (Friday 4th July - Main Stage -London/ Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
Bursting out of London’s underground music scene, members of Rudimental (Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon Rolle), have taken the British scene by storm (Saturday 5th July - Main Stage - London / Friday 4th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
4/14 Jess Glynne
You might recognise this 24-year-old’s name from Clean Bandit’s 'Rather Be' and Route 94’s 'My Love' (London - Fri, 4th July / Birmingham - Sun, 6th July)
After her Glastonbury performance, singer-songwriter Louisa Rose Allen hits Wireless Festival (Friday 4th July - Main Stage - London/ Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
6/14 Basement Jaxx
Duo Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton, have taken the sound of London, SW9 to the world (Friday 4th July - Pepsi Max Stage - London / Sunday 6th July - BrumBrum Stage - Birmingham)
7/14 Sean Paul
The Jamaican rapper is back on the UK stage as he's set to hit Wireless this weekend
The iconic duo return to Wireless' stage to celebrate their 20th anniversary (Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - London / Saturday 5th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
9/14 John Newman
With only 22, Newman writes, produces, sings and mixes his own songs. Wireless follows his recent Glastonbury performance (Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - London / Saturday 5th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
10/14 Iggy Azalea
Azalea hit Wireless stage last year for the first time, but returns to the stage for another dazzling performance (Friday 4th July - Main Stage - London / Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
11/14 Naughty Boy
Producer-driven act of Shahid 'Naughty Boy' Khan was top of the chart last year (Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - London / Saturday 5th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
12/14 Bruno Mars
The 'Treasure' and ‘Locked out of Heaven’ star headlines Wireless this year (Sunday 6th July - Main Stage - London / Saturday 5th July - Main Stage - Birmingham)
He's no stranger to Wireless' stage. For another year, Labrinth is back (Saturday 5th July - London / Friday 4th July -Birmingham)
14/14 Chance the Rapper
The American hip hop artist released his first two mixes last year, and the UK crowd is ready to see him on stage (Saturday 5th July - Pepsi Max Stage - London / Friday 4th July - BrumBrum Stage - Birmingham)
“I will be focused on resting for a quick recovery. I have the best fans in the world and I can’t wait to come back to make more incredible memories together.”
To replace Drake at the last minute, Kanye West will perform a second headline show on Saturday night in London, with Rudimental playing an extended set in Birmingham with as-yet-unannounced “very special guests”.
Ticket holders attending the 4th July show in Birmingham will receive £20 worth of 'Wireless Credit' upon arrival, which can be redeemed anywhere on site on food, beverages, merchandise and the funfair. This will not be applicable in London.
Fans wanting refunds can request these from their ticket seller before the event but not at the event. Anyone who makes use of their ticket to attend the show will not be entitled to a refund.Reuse content