Calvin Harris cancels MTV EMA performance as he seeks help with ‘heart problems’

Scottish producer had been due to perform live at Glasgow ceremony tonight

Calvin Harris has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow tonight (November 9).

The Scottish producer was due to perform live at the ceremony, which is being held at the SSE Hydro and will be hosted by rapper Nicki Minaj.

However, Harris has canceled his appearance in a move confirmed by both the artist and MTV. Posting on Facebook, MTV stated: “We have some really sad news. Calvin Harris has taken ill and will not be able to perform at tomorrow’s show. He sends his sincere apologies. Get well soon, Calvin!”


Meanwhile, BBC News reports that Harris blamed “heart problems” for his absence in a tweet that has since been deleted. “No EMAs for me this weekend. Got some heart problems. Heading home to see if it can be fixed.”

U2 will perform live at the EMAs tonight. Royal Blood, Charli XCX and Calvin Harris are also among the acts who have been confirmed to play at this year’s MTV EMA awards. Kiesza will also perform on the night.

Host Nicki Minaj will host this year’s event, which is now its 20th year. Minaj herself has been nominated in four categories – Best Female, Best Hip-Hop, Best Fans and Best Look – at the awards show, while Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams lead the nominations across the categories.

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