George Ezra cancels Coachella set after viral laryngitis diagnosis

British pop star was due to perform at California festival on Friday

George Ezra was forced to cancel his appearance at Coachella on Friday after being struck down with viral laryngitis.

The Brit Award nominated singer was due to play the Calfornian festival yesterday afternoon (April 10) with fans expecting to see him perform on the Mohave stage. However, as seen in the tweet below, Ezra broke the news to fans that he was advised by a doctor to rest his voice.

Apologising to fans, Ezra said that he was “taking myself to bed to rest for the next couple of days” and described it as a “shit feeling”.

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The singer-songwriter recently revealed that he has quit drinking alcohol in a bid to stay healthy while on tour. Ezra was recently forced to postpone gigs in Manchester and Glasgow due to exhaustion on doctor’s orders.

Ezra, who released debut album ‘Wanted On Voyage’ will aim to return to Coachella on Sunday (April 12) as well as being fit for the festival’s second weekend, which takes place between April 17-19.