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Olly Murs in hospital for leg surgery after freak accident on stage at Newmarket Nights - but he isn’t cancelling gigs



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Olly Murs is in hospital following leg surgery after a freak accident on stage at Newmarket Nights but has vowed his upcoming gigs will go ahead.

The singer revealed that the accident happened after the second song he played at Newmarket Racecourses.

Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights, July 30 2021. Picture: Angela Smith / The Jockey Club Live (49856449)
Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights, July 30 2021. Picture: Angela Smith / The Jockey Club Live (49856449)

A fragment of bone lodged itself on the back of his knee after he jumped. He said the accident had “shut his leg down” and he spent the rest of the gig limping

The Voice coach and former X Factor contestant shared the news via a video message on his Instagram page on Tuesday, as he said he had received “kind messages of support” from those who had attended the concert.

He said the accident resulted in a “mad 72 hours” and meant he had to undergo surgery on his left leg.

Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights, July 30 2021. Picture: Angela Smith / The Jockey Club Live (49856717)
Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights, July 30 2021. Picture: Angela Smith / The Jockey Club Live (49856717)

It comes ahead of his next concerts at Newbury Racecourse on August 14 and Singleton Park in Swansea on August 15, which Olly said had spurred him on to get the procedure done swiftly so that he could still perform.

But Olly added the performances will be changed because of his injury.

“It will be a different gig, I probably won't be running around like I normally do,” he said.

“There might be a stool for me to sit down on but I can't cancel these gigs for you guys.

“It was such an amazing vibe on Friday at Newmarket, so I'll give it absolutely everything next week for you all.”

Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights, July 30 2021. Picture: Angela Smith / The Jockey Club Live
Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights, July 30 2021. Picture: Angela Smith / The Jockey Club Live

The pop star said he had feared his injury had been worse and he had ruptured his knee so it was actually “great news” that it was not as serious as that.

He will be resting over the next few days to prepare himself for the Newbury and Swansea gigs, he added, as he signed off the video sending his fans “all his love and kisses”.

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