James Arthur forced to pull out of Virgin Media's V Festival

Published Saturday, Aug 17 2013, 12:37 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
James Arthur has had to cancel his set at this weekend's Virgin Media's V Festival due to illness.

The X Factor winner, 25, was looking forward to performing at the music festival, but has been forced to pull out because of a "severe throat infection".

Cornbury Music Festival 2013 held at the Great Tew Estate - Day 2
James Arthur
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Date Created : 07/06/2013
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The organisers announced on Twitter last night (Aug 16) that the Middlesbrough-born singer is too ill to perform.

On their official festival account, they posted: "It's with regret James Arthur is unable to perform this weekend due to a severe throat infection.

"We wish him a speedy recovery."

James was due to play the 4Music stage alongside Labrinth and Conor Maynard.

Earlier this month, James announced the details of his second single, 'You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You'.

James Arthur in the recording studio with US producer Mike Posner (May 2013)

© Labrinth

James Arthur in the recording studio (May 2013)

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The track will be the follow-up to his 1.3million-selling debut single 'Impossible' which went to number one after he won The X Factor.

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Watch James Arthur teasing a new track from the recording studio: