Kelly Lee Owens cancels her 2021 European tour, citing COVID, Brexit and anxiety

Kelly Lee Owens has cancelled her forthcoming European tour dates.

The Welsh producer had been set to embark on a European tour in November ahead of a run of UK dates, which are “still going ahead as planned” later this year.

Sharing a statement on Twitter this morning (June 14), Owens explained that she was cancelling her European tour “for several reasons”, adding: “Let me be candid as to why. The main reason is of course the ongoing [coronavirus] pandemic. That plus the anxiety of dealing with individual countries in a post-Brexit touring world and the extra fees etc that come with that.

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“Both of these things combined have thrown up a huge amount of anxiety for me. I don’t cancel things lightly, but I have to look after myself.”

Owens added: “This past year has been disappointing for me, as it means everything to play to you guys, and to never have played [2020 album] ‘Inner Song’ even once yet is super painful.

“I’ll be playing headline shows in Europe and Scandinavia when it’s more feasible and secure for me personally.”

Owens announced a US tour last week which is set to kick off in September.

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Kid Cudi on mental health: “Sadness eats away at me sometimes”

Kid Cudi has opened up about his ongoing battle with depression, admitting that “sadness eats away at me sometimes”.

The rapper has been very vocal about his longtime battle with anxiety and depression over the years, in both his music and interviews as well as on social media.

On his most recent album, ‘Man On The Moon III’, Cudi details an internal struggle on several tracks, including album opener ‘Tequila Shots’, where he conveys his struggle to comprehend that he’s back fighting his demons.

Yesterday (June 8), Cudi took to Instagram to share a message with his fans about the current state of his mental health, captioning the post: “God has better days waitin for me. I just know it.”

“Sadness eats away at me sometimes,” the text in his post read. “How do I deal? A lot of u hit me and ask how I get through. Truthfully, idk. Some days are great, others not so great. I just try to believe God has something better for me.”

He added: “I try to have faith in the light. Please, believe.”

Last month, Pete Davidson hailed Kid Cudi‘s music for saving his life, admitting that he “wouldn’t be here” without it.

The SNL comic, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in 2017, explained how the rapper/singer’s music has proved instrumental during his darkest hours.

“I would’ve killed myself,” Davidson told The Breakfast Club. “Absolutely. One hundred per cent. I truly believe if ‘Man On The Moon’ didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here.”

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video has announced The Prime Day Show, a new limited series that features Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi.

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