Only week's away from Canada's biggest EDM festival, Escapade Music Festival 2019 just lost their headliner, Martin Garrix. The festival announced on their Facebook page today that Garrix had to cancel his headliner spot due to injury.
According to the Facebook post, which included a statement from Garrix, he suffered a severe ankle injury at one of his recent shows in Las Vegas. The statement says that Garrix tore the ligaments in his ankle and will require surgery to repair it. Due to this injury, he is cancelling all his upcoming shows for the next four weeks.
In the statement, Martin Garrix said, "I’m devastated that I have to cancel these shows since nothing makes me happier than performing for you guys. I feel most alive when I’m on stage, seeing you guys smile. I was really looking forward to it and I never want to disappoint my fans."
He continued saying that surgery was the only option. He said, "unfortunately this is out of my control and I will need a surgery and enough rest to fully recover. If I won’t get surgery now I might permanently damage my ankle which could mean I won’t be able to perform all anymore. I want to thank everyone for their continuous support and I hope to be able to get back on stage to perform for you guys again really soon."
Unfortunately, among the shows Garrix has had to cancel is his headlining spot at Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa. Martin Garrix was supposed to headline the second day of the festival on Sunday, June 23.
Now the organizers say they are working hard to find a "suitable replacement" and that more information about the festival will come soon.
While Garrix has had to cancel, the festival will still go on with numerous other performances by artists like DJ Snake, ZedsDead, Kayzo, TCHAMI X MALAA, and many others.
The festival will take place Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario.