Stephen Hawking reportedly pulls out of Glastonbury

Scientist was due to give a speech at the Kidz Field this afternoon (June 26)

Professor Stephen Hawking has reportedly cancelled his appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival

The scientist and author was due to give a talk at the Kidz Field this afternoon (June 26), but according to a spokesperson he has had to pull out and is said to be “poorly”.

The news was revealed by The Telegraph’s Alice Vince, who said: “I’ve just been up to the Kidz Field, where the friendly chaps on the door told me that Professor Stephen Hawking will not be there this afternoon – ‘he’s poorly’, they tell me.”

A spokesperson for the 73-year-old later told The Telegraph that the cancelation was due to “personal reasons”.

Earlier today (June 26), The Charlatans became the first band to perform on Glastonbury’s new look Other Stage as they played a secret set at 11am.

Elsewhere, Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have given a talk at The Park Stage in an appearance that included an art performance and Q&A with Charlotte Church.