“If anyone needs me I will be sitting down in my shower crying”
Kylie fans were left heartbroken yesterday evening as the pop princess announced the cancellation of her Dublin and Belfast dates due to a throat infection, but some of the internet reactions were priceless.
When the Spinning Around songstress announced that the shows were not going ahead, little did she know that she had basically just announced the apocalypse.
She said in an Instagram post:
“I’m so sorry to let you know that I can’t do tonight’s Dublin or tomorrow’s Belfast shows. I’ve been trying everything possible to be well enough to perform for you but a throat infection has led to vocal strain.”
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Lovers 💚 I’m so sorry to let you know that I can’t do tonight’s Dublin or tomorrow’s Belfast shows. I’ve been trying everything possible to be well enough to perform for you but a throat infection has led to vocal strain. I promise I’ll be back as soon as possible and at 100%. (The Guinness will be on me!) We’re working on rescheduling and more details will follow. I’m so, so sorry to let you down and thank you for your understanding.
Earlier in the day, fans had been tweeting about their excitement to see the pop idol’s Golden tour.
So here we go myself already for Kylie’s golden tour in Dublin tonight . pic.twitter.com/cie7C4bPqu
— Ian Tiernan (@ITiernan74) October 7, 2018
— Kevin Henry™ (@KtotheEtotheV) October 7, 2018
After the news of the show’s cancellation broke, the dramatic effect of the news took its toll on Kylie fans.
— Laura Alice (@laura_alice24) October 7, 2018
Kylie cancelled her Dublin gig tonight so if anyone needs me I will be sitting down in my shower crying
— CM (@ConorMurray_18) October 7, 2018
Coming home from Dublin beyond skint with a hangover from hell and I didn’t even get to see Kylie. Can’t be fucking arsed x
— joanne (@joannecampbellx) October 8, 2018
— thethameswhale (@roriehorowitz) October 7, 2018
In Dublin to see Kylie and just got an email to say Kylie has cancelled her gig. pic.twitter.com/vGrN5xt2Cq
— Ed Brody (@chiefbrody1984) October 7, 2018
And this fan was literally just having the worst day.
Imagine travelling to Belfast from Philadelphia for Kylie only to find out at hotel check-in that it's cancelled. That's how the day is going for the people who checked in before us anyway.
— Justin (@jusraff) October 8, 2018
While some fans had some interesting political theories about the revelations…
I notice she isnt doing her Dublin OR Belfast shows, a true Kylie fan will see the underlying commentary she is making about Brexit and the border issue disguised as a throat infection and vocal strain ie stalled talks…..#wokekylie
— I.Bridget (@IBBR2) October 7, 2018
Other fans gave their top tips to a sickly Kylie.
So sorry to hear your not well Kylie, looking forward to your reschedule date for Dublin concert 🙂 just a little tip while your in Dublin if you gargle disprin at least 3 times a day your sore & infected throat will get better, it worked for me xxx lots of healing love xx
— Catherine Gore (@CatherineGore5) October 7, 2018
While this poor woman was in disbelief.
— Helen (@HelenOD45) October 7, 2018
Some noticed the irony of the situation and pointed out Kylie’s song I Was Gonna Cancel. Maybe this was some kind of warning…
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So we are all heart broken, @kylieminogue has cancelled her gig tonight BUT every cloud has a silver lining ! 🌥 @shirleytemplebar and the gang will be here to cheer you up and get up to their usual #SundayBingo antics from 9.30pm! 🤩 free in till 10pm and just a fiver afterwards 👏 DJ @stephendowling1 will be spinning the golden Kylie hits as well.. So not all is lost my friends 😍 #TheGeorgeDublin #SundayBingo #kyliecancelled #dj #dancing #dragshow #lgbtq #gaybar
Kylie was gonna cancel… and then she did. https://t.co/jm7TUGalwA
— Shirley Temple Bar (@shirleybar) October 7, 2018
Although the news was rather upsetting, some fans may have taken their frustration a bit too far.
Sore throat my ballix, no need to cancel, packet of strepsils and you’re good to go
— celtsno1 (@celtsno1) October 8, 2018
Unbelievable disappointment & honestly unprofessional. To be on the train enroute to concert with hotel booked & looking forward to concert!! Then Kylie decided to cancel at 2.30PM !!NOT THE BEST WAY TO TREAT UR LOYAL [email protected]
— Yvonne (@Yvonne71790582) October 7, 2018
But most of Kylie’s fans were understanding of the poorly pop star’s situation.
Im a REAL fan and know how professional you are and this must really upset you to have to cancel shows. Please ignore the negative comments that were inevitably going to happen from people who don’t know you or your incredible work ethic quite like your real fans do ❤️❤️
— mark bannister (@banno75) October 7, 2018
Kylie, I am so sorry that you are getting all of these awful messages. Your most loyal fans know that you NEVER cancel unless it’s bad. You don’t need these hurtful & hateful messages. There are a vast majority of us that love you & wish you a speedy recovery #TheLoversUnited 💓
— Beth Mulvaney-Stones (@BethMulvaney) October 7, 2018
— Jenny Bradley (@JennyBradley89) October 7, 2018
Find it awful everyone is hating on @kylieminogue because she’s had to cancel two shows due to ill health. She is a human being like the rest of us, not a machine. Get well soon queen 🤷🏽♀️❤️
— Lydia (@LydiajBithell) October 7, 2018
Fans should not fret too much though, as the singer assured us that she will be returning to perform in Ireland soon, and promised that “the Guinness will be on me!”
I promise I’ll be back as soon as possible and at 100%. (The Guinness will be on me!)
We’re working on rescheduling and more details will follow.
I’m so, so sorry to let you down and thank you for your understanding. 2/2
— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) October 7, 2018
Rescheduled dates are yet to be confirmed, but concert promoters have advised to hold on to their tickets. Aiken Promotions wrote on their website, “Aiken Promotions apologise for any inconvenience and ask ticket holders to please hold onto their tickets while they work to reschedule the dates.”
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