Blue's Duncan James rushed to hospital after 'procedure went wrong'

Duncan James attending at TRIC (The Television and Radio Industries Club) awards
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Blue's Duncan James shared that he would be absent from Hits Radio Live after he was "rushed" to hospital on Friday for "a correction of a procedure".

The pop group were due to perform at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool tonight (Saturday, June 1) without James, 46, who also expressed disappointment over missing the Foodies Festival in St Albans.

Sharing a video update on Instagram, the former Hollyoaks star stated: "Quick update. Some of you may or may not know. I had to go into hospital yesterday, I was admitted to have a correction of a procedure that happened two weeks ago that went a little bit wrong. So I was rushed in and I had it all fixed, I was kept in overnight and I'm just waiting to find out if I can go home today. Fingers crossed."

He expressed his regret over missing the upcoming events and added, "However, it does mean that I won't be able to attend the Foodies Festival today or the Hits Radio Live in Liverpool, which I'm gutted about because I really wanted to do that, but the doctors have told me I need to rest up. I need to heal. I need to make sure that everything is good where it should be good."

Acknowledging any possible disappointment caused by his absence, he concluded: "So I just want to say I'm sorry if I've let anyone down. I am on the mend. I am getting better and I will keep you all updated." He added with confidence that the remaining band members will "do a sterling job and smash it out the park today".

The Hits Radio Live concert commences at 7pm and will also feature performances by Becky Hill, Craig David, Rag 'n' Bone Man, and Caity Baser. Blue comprising James, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, and Antony Costa were also the main act on Saturday at the Foodies Festival earlier in the day. The festival is set to visit cities such as Bath, Edinburgh, and Oxford this summer.

Earlier this year in April, the pop group, known for their early 2000s hits like All Rise and One Love, took to the stage at The Glasshouse in Gateshead as part of their Greatest Hits tour.