CLASSICAL singer Russell Watson has cancelled his performance at the Southsea’s Kings Theatre.
The Salford-based singer, who has sold millions of his albums across the globe, has pulled out from his show tonight due to illness.
In a statement, a spokeswoman from the theatre, in Albert Road, said: ‘It is with great regret that tonight’s performance by Russell Watson has been postponed.
‘Russell became unwell at the sound check for his show last night, forcing him to withdraw and also postpone tonight’s performance at the Kings Theatre, Portsmouth. It is feared that he wasn’t fully recovered from a recent flu virus.
‘Russell is deeply upset at having to postpone and his team and the Kings Theatre are very sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience this causes.
‘We hope Russell is back to full health as soon as possible. We are looking to reschedule the date and will have more information within the next 48 hours once Russell has sought medical advice.’
The news came after Watson cancelled last night’s show, at The Shanklin Theatre, on the Isle of Wight.
A statement on the signer’s website adds: ‘We are very much hoping that we will be able to re-schedule both shows, as we have been able to do previously.
‘Russell is deeply upset about having to cancel these shows and Team Watson are truly sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience that this has caused.
‘We hope to have Russell back to full health as soon as possible.’