Troye Sivan has had to cancel his Sydney and Perth shows, just hours before the first show was due to kick off, due to illness in news that has our own Creative Director Mitch Feltscheer crying into his third beer of the afternoon.
Posting to Twitter and Tumblr Sivan said, “I’m really unwell and apparently, as I’ve been told by the 4 doctors I’ve seen in the last 24 hours, I have had acute laryngitis which has gotten much worse and now developed sinusitis, leaving me too sick to sing.”
It’s not for lack of trying though, as he explained, “I’m on antibiotics, medication to reduce mucus, a full dose of steroids, have drunk loads of water and been gargling everything under the sun – all to no avail.”
Taking the illness in stride, Troye seems more upset by the fact he wont’ be able to perform, as he commented that:
“I have family flying in for this show, friends flying in, journalists coming, music industry people coming that I’ve been looking forward to meeting for months, my record label who I care so deeply about and who work so hard every day (and who haven’t seen me play yet), this was my first home show (!!!!), and most importantly there’s you guys waiting outside the venue already, and I’m the fucking sickest I’ve probably ever been in my life. It sucks.”
Ever the gentleman though, he thanked his fans for their support, hoping he’ll be able to recover in time to finish the tour:
“Thank you for buying tickets, thank you for caring, thank you for understanding, and I swear I will be back and better than ever, with my voice, so so so so so soon (we’re already scrambling to look at new dates) to hug you guys, apologise, and give the hopefully amazing shows that you deserve. Love you, love Troye xxxx”
Refunds are being offered by touring company Frontier Touring, with full details available below.
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Troye Sivan Australian Headline Tour
Thursday, 12th November – CANCELLED
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday, 15th November – CANCELLED
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Astor Theatre
Frontier Touring Refund Options
“The Sydney show was scheduled to take place this evening at the Metro Theatre, while his hometown show in Perth was taking place this Sunday 15 November.
Fans who purchased tickets via official ticketing outlets will receive full refunds as follows:
Credit Card: Tickets purchased by credit card will be automatically refunded within the next 7 days.
Cash & Eftpos: Patrons that purchased by Cash/Eftpos will be contacted with instructions on how to obtain their refund.
Refund information can also be found here: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=TROYESIV15
Perth refund information to be advised shortly.
Frontier Touring wish Troye Sivan a safe and speedy recovery and hope to confirm new dates with Troye for 2016.”
With nothing left to do but pray from Troye’s speedy recovery, the thoughts of all the staff here at Music Feeds go out to him.