Jessie J postpones Alnwick Castle gig due to virus

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Pop star Jessie J postponed Saturday’s Alnwick Castle show after being hit by a virus. The gig will now go ahead on August 25 instead.

She cancelled her performance at ‘Ponty’s Big Weekend’ in Wales on Friday evening, organisers explaining that she is suffering from the CMV virus “which has caused her considerable fatigue”.

Blood tests had revealed the virus after Jessie J had visited her doctor on Friday morning.

Jessie J said via Twitter: “I want to personally apologise to all my fans who would be going to my show tonight (Pontys Big.W)

“I have been diagnosed with a viral infection recently that has caused me to be extremely fatigued.

“I was hoping to be better but I have been to see my doctor this morning after not feeling great who has advised me I am still in need of rest&to perform will make me worse.

“I hope you can all understand that I wish I could be there. But I’m just not well enough. Back to bed I go :( So sorry x”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most common viral infections.

It is estimated that around half of all adults in the UK have been infected by CMV.