James Arthur’s woes just keep on coming, with the news that he has had to pull out of several upcoming commitments due to suffering ‘acute exhaustion’.
The former X Factor winner – who has been involved in a series of recent controversies over his apparent use of homophobic slurs – has reportedly been ordered by doctors to rest up for a week ahead of the start of his UK tour.
His publicist said in a statement: ‘Following an emergency doctors’ appointment on Thursday 21st November, James Arthur was diagnosed with acute exhaustion and instructed to rest for seven days. Regretfully he has to cancel all engagements in that period.
Arthur’s recent troubles began last week after he was blasted on Twitter by the likes of Matt Lucas and Lucy Spraggan over a ‘homophobic’ rap diss aimed at rapper Micky Worthless which he posted online.
Although he apologised for the track, which included the lyrics: ‘You f***ing queer. Hilarious, precarious you Talibani confused, imbellic mimic of a gimmick’, his Twitter woes escalated after he became involved in a spat with comedian Frankie Boyle.
This led to him announcing he was leaving the social networking site, with his record label subsequently taking over his page.