Guy Sebastian has been hit with another setback after being forced to push back his tour dates after testing positive to Covid.
He announced on Thursday evening that he had tested positive to the infectious disease amid his courtroom battle with his former manager.
“I’m so gutted to release this statement,” he wrote in a statement on Instagram.
“With regret, the upcoming Guy Sebastian Cairns T.R.U.T.H show scheduled for Tuesday 10th May and the upcoming Townsville show, scheduled for the 11th May will be rescheduled due to Guy Sebastian testing positive to Covid-19 on the afternoon of Thursday 5th May.
“I was so looking forward to performing in Cairns & Townsville next week. I am so sorry to disappoint my fans and I promise to do something even more special once I’m able to perform as a thank you for your patience and understanding.”
Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets with emails being sent out informing concertgoers about the postponed dates.
The remainder of the tour will continue as scheduled from May 13 on the Gold Coast.
The former Australian Idol winner began his evidence in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court on Wednesday against Titus Emanuel Day, 49, who allegedly defrauded the entertainer on 50 occasions.
Titus has pled not guilty to the 50 charges, which include fraudulently embezzling money allegedly owed to Sebastian through royalties and performance fees, as well as 50 seperate counts of larceny and stealing.
The Crown alleges that Day – who managed Sebastian through his company 6 Degrees between 2009 and 2017 – embezzled Sebastian out of almost $900,000 between 2013 and 2020.
After being introduced to Day following his win on Australian Idol, Sebastian signed with his management company, and formed a trusting relationship with his new manager.
“One of the benefits of my manager was he was a contract lawyer so I trusted that if he put something in front of me he wouldn’t do so unless it was ready to be signed,” Sebastian said in court.
The court was told no contract was ever formalised between Day and Sebastian, but after the “acrimonious and hostile” break-up between the pair, the singer later discovered “anomalies” related to royalty payments never remitted to him by 6 Degrees.
The trial between Titus Day and Guy Sebastian continues.
This article first appeared on OverSixty.