SINGER Jess Glynne apologised to fans and responded to criticism after pulling out of the Isle of Wight Festival as thousands were waiting to see her perform.

Organiser John Giddings came on stage to announce she would not be appearing on Sunday afternoon, leaving no time to arrange a replacement.

She cited exhaustion as the reason.

Today, she released a further statement on Instagram.

She said: "I am a human being and I can’t help that my body sometimes gives up on me.

"I am so so gutted, sorry and upset that I couldn’t perform yesterday. I came all the way, I got ready and was about to head to stage but I just couldn’t do it.

"I was incredibly weak and full of anxiety. The last thing I ever want to do is let people down, I am sorry to anyone who I upset, it was not my intention. I had to do what was right for my physical and mental health.

"Kills me having to explain myself but I’ve just seen so much negativity online and in the press and it’s so frustrating and a load of bullshit.

"I refuse to be made to feel like a bad person. I’m sure many of you out there haven’t been well a day in your life and not been able to go to work. Well, I’m no different to you!

"I'm now taking this week off to get myself better and to step away from the madness.

"To all my fans I love you and thank you and will always make sure I’m at my best for you! Love always! Jx."