Singer Jess Glynne has received backlash after pulling out of the Isle of Wight Festival 2019 minutes before she was due to appear on stage.

Glynne was one of the festival’s headliners, but in a statement posted to Instagram she said: “I am a human being and I can’t help that my body sometimes gives up on me.

“I am so so gutted, sorry and upset that I couldn’t perform yesterday. I came all the way I got ready and was about to head to stage but I just couldn’t do it. I was incredibly weak and full of anxiety. The last thing I ever want to do is let people down, I am sorry to anyone who I upset it was not my intention.

“I had to do what was right for my physical and mental health. Kills me having to explain myself but I’ve just seen so much negativity online and in the press and it’s so frustrating. I refuse to be made to feel like a bad person.”

Festival organiser John Giddings broke the news to the audience, and said in an interview with The Mirror: “She will never be booked to play the Isle of Wight again. It shows no regard for people that bought a ticket. She’s let them down.”

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