Brett Young's Oslo Concert Shut Down by Norwegian Government as Coronavirus Prevention

Apologizing for the last minute announcement, the 'Here Tonight' singer jokes that his popularity in the country has led to the cancellation of the March 11 show.

AceShowbiz - Norwegian government officials shut down country star Brett Young's Oslo show on Wednesday night (March 11) due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The gig was axed at the last minute as part of an effort to limit mass exposure to the virus, which was officially declared a global pandemic on Wednesday.

Young turned to social media to confirm the cancellation, telling fans: "Hey guys, due to a last minute government decision, tonight's show in Oslo is unable to happen. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. We are so sorry that we didn't get to perform for you tonight, but we hope to be back very soon."

He also posted a video, in which he joked his own popularity had led to the cancellation: "The room is too big. That's your fault in a good way," he said. "You sold all the tickets, and we were excited to play for you, but it's too big a room. We're trying to keep everybody healthy and safe, and it wasn't our decision. It breaks our heart."

Young is one of several artists who have been forced to cancel shows in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Madonna, Queen, the Zac Brown Band, Pearl Jam, and Green Day have also pulled the plug on shows and tours as a result of new concert restrictions.

There are currently 120,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 4,000 deaths reported worldwide.

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