“Heartbroken” Calum Scott Cancels Boston Concert With The Script
Hull singer Calum Scott said he was ‘heartbroken’ and ‘very upset’ to cancel a major gig in Boston, US, last night because his voice wasn’t loud enough to play.
The ‘Dancing on My Own’ star supported Irish rockers The Script on their Greatest Hits tour of the US, but yesterday said his voice ‘won’t let me play’. This is the first time the singer, who rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, has been forced to cancel a gig.
Calum’s announcement on Instagram sparked an outpouring of support from his legion of loyal fans. “I’ll make it up to Boston,” the singer promised.
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Writing on social media, Calum Scott said: “Heartbroken. With my greatest regret, I have made the decision to cancel my support slot for @thescriptofficial’s Greatest Hits Tour tonight in Boston.
“Despite my best efforts, my voice will not allow me to perform tonight and I cannot and will not mimic my performances. I have never canceled a show before and am very upset but wanted to offer my sincere apologies to The Script, to my band and crew and to everyone who specifically made the trip to come see me perform..”
Earlier, Calum had said how much he was looking forward to the concert, writing: “Boston, see you tonight! X”. Last week, he shared behind-the-scenes photos from the tour.
Despite their disappointment, fans flooded Calum’s social media posts with recovery messages. “I missed you tonight. Please come back soon to Boston. Loved the script but would have been 100x better with you too,” @lillyanderson tweeted.
“I’m so sad. I was really looking forward to it. Get better soon!” said Jess Meuse. “I pray for your recovery. I love you even more to be honest and sure to change your fans. Rest up,” added Erica Sanchez.
Gayle Brady had traveled to Boston specifically to see Calum Scott. She wrote: “I’m sorry you’re not feeling well and I’m also heartbroken. This was my Christmas present from my son.
“I walked through rush hour traffic and walked forever to find out you weren’t able to play. I don’t even know who The Script is!! Feel better soon and see you later. please come to Boston.”
Calum is scheduled to perform in Philadelphia tonight before the tour goes on a month-long hiatus. This morning, there was no indication if he would be able to play.
Calum Scott’s talents were first recognized in 2013 when he won Hull Daily Mail’s Hull’s Star Search competition. In 2015 he finished sixth in Britain’s Got Talent. Last month, Calum announced a huge Hull comeback show at the Bonus Arena.
One of his tracks, “You Are The Reason”, has been streamed on Spotify over 600 million times. In February, he reached number one in The Official Big Top 40 with his single “Where Are You Now”.