Blur set to play T In The Park after illness scare

Graham Coxon leaves hospital to head to festival site

Blur are set to go ahead with their headline performance at the T In The Park festival tonight (July 12) despite guitarist Graham Coxon battling illness.

Festival chief Geoff Ellis made an announcement on the Main Stage at the Scottish festival early this evening explaining that the band may have to pull out due to Coxon being in hospital.

However, a statement released later, at 9:15pm (BST), explained that Coxon was en route from hospital and would join the band to play their show with a later stage time than previously set.

Co-headliners Snow Patrol‘s Main Stage set had been put back from 7pm (BST) until 8pm to give the guitarist more time to recover.

Check NME.COM later tonight for a full gig report of Blur‘s headline show.

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