The 1975 are forced to cancel their Laneway gig

The 1975 cancel Laneway gig after singer Matt Healy is hospitalised and 'too weak' to play after coming down with a 'serious sickness'

By Caleb Taylor For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:22 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 23:23 GMT, 1 February 2020

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British pop-rock band The 1975 were forced to cancel their gig at Laneway music festival in Brisbane just hours before they were scheduled to go on stage on Saturday. 

Taking to

, the band released a statement saying lead singer Matt Healy had been recently 'hospitalised' and was 'too weak' to play.     

'Matty was hospitalised following a bout of serious sickness,' the statement read.

Shock: The 1975 were forced to cancel their Laneway gig on Saturday after singer Matt Healy, 30, (pictured) was 'hospitalised' and 'too weak' to play with an unnamed illness

Shock: The 1975 were forced to cancel their Laneway gig on Saturday after singer Matt Healy, 30, (pictured) was 'hospitalised' and 'too weak' to play with an unnamed illness

'Unfortunately after a medical examination at 5.30pm today the doctor advised that Matty was too weak to play.'

'We are all devastated to miss tonight's show but to have put Matty's welfare first.' 

The band said they planned to be on stage for their Sydney show later today. 

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