BREAKING Stormzy cancels sold out tour dates over coronavirus fears

Stormzy has cancelled a string of dates on his Heavy is The Head world tour amid concerns about the cornoavirus.

The rapper took to social media today to announce he would no longer be performing at the venues – many of which are already sold out – due to the ongoing health crisis.

In a statement he said: "I was seriously looking forward to bringing the #HITH World tour to Asia and playing some epic sold out shows but due to the ongoing health and travel concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, I’m regrettably having to reschedule this leg of the Tour."

He then confirmed he will no longer be performing to fans in Malaysia, China, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.


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This was followed up by another tweet which read: "Information regarding the rescheduled dates will follow in due course. Please contact your local ticket vendor for any further queries. I promise I’ll be back."

The deadly Coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 and infected thousands more around the world.

Earlier today it was confirmed a woman had become the first person to be diagnosed in London.

The patient, who is understood to have developed symptoms after arriving at Heathrow Airport from China, is being treated at a hospital in the capital.

It is understood she called NHS 111 with her symptoms and then tested positive.


Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has confirmed the ninth case of coronavirus in the UK, but not revealed where the patient was diagnosed.

He said: "One further patient in England has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in the UK to nine.

"This virus was passed on in China and the patient has now been transferred to a specialist NHS centre at Guy's and St Thomas' in London."

This week The World Health Organisation warned the novel coronavirus poses a 'very grave threat to the rest of the world'.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the appeal for rapid solutions to combat the outbreak as China's death toll has surged with the virus spreading around the world, including the UK.

The WHO also gave the novel coronavirus its official name: COVID-19, referring to the group of viruses it belongs to rather than the current outbreak's strain.

The organisation named it with no direct reference to its origin, as the WHO on principle avoids stigmatising any group of people or country when it names viruses.

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