Frank Ocean cancels Splendour gig

Frank Ocean has pulled out of his Australian performances, including Splendour in the Grass, over health concerns.
Frank Ocean has pulled out of his Australian performances, including Splendour in the Grass, over health concerns.

FRANK Ocean has cancelled all of his remaining Australian shows, promoters Live Nation have announced on Facebook, including this weekend's Splendour in the Grass.

The Grammy Award winning R&B artist was scheduled to close the music festival's Supertop stage on Sunday.

Live Nation announced on Twitter: "Regrettably we can confirm that Frank Ocean's remaining Australian shows have been cancelled. Media release to follow."

Ocean was booked to play two Melbourne and two Sydney sideshows, as well as close the Splendour In The Grass festival, all of which had sold out.

He was also scheduled to play 5 massive sold out dates around the country over the next week. 

Playing his first and only Australian show in Melbourne on Wednesday night, Ocean reportedly appeared under the weather. 

In a statement, Splendour organisers said Ocean had suffered a tear to his vocal chords at the Melbourne show and had been advised he could damage his voice if he continued with the tour.

"We are totally gutted that Frank can't make it and we know that many of our patrons will be just as disappointed as we are.

"We do want to remind everyone that over 70 of the best acts in the world right now are still here and ready to go including our previously billed mystery band.

"Our sympathies go to Frank for his illness and also because he's about to miss the best party of the year," the festival's Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou said.

Ocean was one of the highly anticipated artists in this year's line-up for fans and fellow Splendour performers alike.

Organisers are scrambling to find a new headline act for Sunday night.

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