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Calvin Harris cancels two gigs after car crash

By | Published on Monday 23 May 2016

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris was forced to cancel two sets this weekend after being involved in a car crash in LA. Harris was a passenger in a Cadillac that collided with a Volkswagen Beetle on Friday night.

The producer/DJ seemingly escaped with relatively minor injuries, though was taken to a local hospital for treatment to a cut on his nose. One of the passengers in the other vehicle suffered a broken pelvis, having seemingly not been wearing a seatbelt, and being thrown from the car on impact as a result.

Confirming that Harris was having to cancel two appearances this weekend as a result of the accident, a spokesman for the producer said: “[Calvin’s] transport was involved in a collision this evening on the way to the airport. As a result he will be unable to perform at Omnia tonight. He has been examined by doctors and told to rest for a few days”.

Harris had also been due to appear at the Hangout festival in Alabama on Saturday, and the festival said on Twitter: “Calvin Harris is unable to perform tonight. All of us at Hangout wish him and everyone involved in last night’s collision a speedy recovery”. Meanwhile Panic! At The Disco, who were moved up the bill to fill Harris’s headline slot, said: “Wishing all involved in last night’s accident a speedy recovery and hope we do you proud, Calvin”.