Olly Murs' Glasgow Performance Cancelled Due to Travel Issues

Olly Murs misses show, stranded by flight cancellation.

by Nouman Rasool
Olly Murs' Glasgow Performance Cancelled Due to Travel Issues
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British pop singer Olly Murs has had to pull out of his stint as an opening act for Take That at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow this Friday following a travel disaster. The 39-year-old was due to support Take That across three nights as a special guest on their tour but things went disastrously wrong, and he wasn't able to perform on the first night.

He was also quick to vent his frustration on social networking site X, telling fans a combination of delays meant his flight to Glasgow from London was cancelled. Writing at the start of the day, Murs said: "So sorry to everyone at the @takethat show tonight in Glasgow, unfortunately I won't be there.".

He had been stuck at London Heathrow since the morning, due to repeated delays and an incident with the crew that finally resulted in the cancellation of his flight. "I don't think I've ever missed a gig before," Murs stated clearly upset by events throughout the day.

"Am so annoyed! But am now in a car heading up for our 6hr journey for the Saturday and Sunday's show right now." It is seen that his commitment to make it to Glasgow for the remaining dates was clear as he vowed to make up for the missed performance.

Olly Murs' Tour Setback

The comments were quickly filled with fans adding to Murs that they wished it was him who was performing at the weekend and their general excitement and empathy. One fan commented: ' It's not your fault at all Olly, we all know you hate letting your fans down.

Have safe travels up to Glasgow!' Earlier in the day, Murs shared a Story on Instagram at the airport, still hopeful that he would make it to Glasgow in time and pretty excited about the show. As the situation at the airport turned grim, he became quite open with his followers about the increasing chances that he wouldn't make it to the show.

Anguish on the part of Murs, whose, though went in vain since the OVO Hydro realized later to post on their Facebook account that he would not perform by saying, "Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond anyone's control [Olly] cannot perform tonight (Friday) in Glasgow.

We're very sorry for the inconvenience." But the setback will only inspire him to deliver phenomenal performances in the rest of the tour, making sure his fans get to feel live what they have so much been waiting for.