Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

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Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

The Canadian star, 27, was set to perform at the festivals here and in Birmingham.

He told fans in a statement that he was too unwell to take to the stage but many lashed out at the star on Twitter

It read: “To my beloved fans, it truly breaks my heart that I won’t be able to perform as planned at Wireless... this weekend.

“I got sick a few days ago and although I am on my way to bouncing back, my doctors have made it clear that I am not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance my fans expect and deserve from me.

“I will be focused on resting for a quick recovery. I have the best fans in the world and I can’t wait to come back to make more incredible memories together.”

One fan Kayleigh Bennett tweeted: “Gutted that @Drake isn’t able to make wireless on Saturday I’ve waited 2 and a half years to see him live :( #NotImpressed”

Others were more supportive - @ChellzyChells said: “Y’all need to leave Drake alone He. Is. Sick. He wouldn’t pull out of wireless for no damn reason! Hes all about giving his all on stage...”

Festival organisers Live Nation said that Kanye West will now perform a second headline show at Wireless London and Rudimental will play an extended set in Birmingham.

Rudimental will be joined by “very special guests”, who are yet to be announced.

Pharrell Williams, Tinie Tempah, Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding and Robin Thicke are also on the bill.

The festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, takes place in Finsbury Park in London and Perry Park in Birmingham.

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