Singer Jess Glynne has hit out over the “negativity” surrounding her Isle of Wight Festival 2019 no-show.
As reported previously by Isle of Wight Radio, the Hold My Hand singer was due to perform on the main stage yesterday (Sunday).
However, she pulled out with only minutes o go. Her management cited “exhaustion.”
Following a barrage of criticism from fans on social media, she has now taken to Instagram in an attempt to explain her last minute decision.
She called the “negativity” a “load of b***s**t” – and said she withdrew because of “weakness and anxiety”.
“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 and a load of b***s**t.
“I refuse to be made to feel like a bad person. I’m sure many of you out there haven’t been well a day in your life and not been able to go to work.
“Well, I’m no different to you! I’m now taking this week off to get myself better and to step away from the madness.
“To all my fans I love you and thank you and will always make sure I’m at my best for you! Love always! Jx”
Jess has been supporting the Spice Girls on tour in recent weeks – with her final performance coming on Saturday (15).