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Coldplay cancels UK Jingle Bell Ball performance due to COVID

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Fans hoping Coldplay at the U.K.’s 2021 Jingle Bell Ball were hit with some bad news over the weekend after Chris Martin and company withdrew due to members of the band’s touring party testing positive for COVID-19.

U.K. radio station Capital FM announced the news early Saturday morning, adding in a tweet, “Of course, everyone at Capital is absolutely gutted, but the show must go on.”

Coldplay also canceled a scheduled performance Sunday on The Voice of Germany reality competition series.

“We send love to the individuals affected and wish them a swift recovery,” Coldplay wrote. “We’re so sorry to cancel last minute and apologize to everyone concerned.”

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