Harry Styles has the flu. Just hours before he was set to take the stage at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles Saturday, Styles shared a heartfelt note on Instagram saying he was “devasted” that he would no longer be able to perform due to the illness.
“Toward the end of the show on Wednesday, I started feeling ill and I’ve been in bed with the flu ever since,” he wrote. “I’ve been doing everything I can to be able to sign tonight, but I’m leaving the doctor now and I’m devasted that it’s just not possible.”
Styles added that he had refrained from postponing shows and that he was “so sorry” to do it now. “If there was any way I could do the show, I would,” he wrote. “I’m sorry this news is coming so close to show time but it was my sincerest hope to be able to play for you tonight.”
Styles acknowledged the fans who had traveled to Los Angeles to see the show and announced that the shows scheduled for this weekend will now take place on January 26, 27, and 29 next year.
“Everything else will play as planned,” he wrote. “I can’t wait to see you then, and I’m so sorry.”
The postponement of the three shows comes after he had originally pushed back his show on Nov. 4. The Kia Forum posted an announcement to their Instagram that “due to band illness” the show would be set to a later date out of “an abundance of caution.”
The British singer recently partnered with the non-profit voter registration organization HeadCount to encourage voting, incentivizing fans with a chance to attend his costume extravaganza Harryween in Los Angeles. There, he dressed as Danny Zuko from Grease and covered Olivia Newton-John’s “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”
Within the first 24 hours of the campaign announcement, the non-profit said they recorded an all-time high of 28,760 new voter registrations. Overall, Styles yielded over 54,300 total registrations through his “Good To Vote” sweepstakes, marking the highest music-driven campaign HeadCount has witnessed in its 18-year history.