Drake cancels UK festival appearance, cites illness
TORONTO — Canadian rapper Drake announced Thursday he is unable to perform July 5 at the Wireless festival in the UK.
“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,” Drake, 27, said in a statement to fans posted on the festival website.
“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.”
The Toronto-born rap star, who did not attend the BET Awards last week, did not divulge the nature of his illness.
“I will be focused on resting for a quick recovery,” said Drake.
Festival organizers said Kanye West will fill in for Drake for one performance.
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