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Sinéad O'Connor has cancelled all of her summer concerts citing "exhaustion"

This Thursday’s gig at the Galway Big Top is still going ahead despite Sinéad’s pull-out, with John Grant moving up to the headline slot.

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Updated at 11pm

SINÉAD O’CONNOR HAS pulled out of a scheduled gig this week at the Galway Arts Festival Big Top and cancelled a string of European dates, citing “exhaustion”.

The singer was due to play this Thursday.

The Galway Arts Festival confirmed the news this evening in a statement. The gig will go ahead, with John Grant moving up the headline slot, and Sharon Shannon being added to the bill.

“Sinéad O’Connor apologises profusely to her fans but she cannot travel this summer anymore”, as statement from Sinéad’s agent said.

“She is suffering from exhaustion due to an existing not resolved medical situation and she has been advised by the doctor to stop any activity and rest.

Because of this she is completely unable to travel and to perform.

Gigs scheduled for Norway, Canada and Belgium between next week and the end of August will also be cancelled.

Full refunds are being offered for anyone opting not to go to the Big Top gig.

But if you do choose to head along, the Festival is offering a free drinks voucher to all ticket-holders and a €10 voucher for the 2016 Festival.

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