Lionel Richie will no longer perform at Blenheim Palace's Nocturne Live event.

The US singer-songwriter said he would 'hold off' on his European tour because of the pandemic.

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He has therefore pulled out of this year's Nocturne Live as well as the Isle of Wight Festival along with other UK dates.

Lionel said on social media: "As Covid and its variants continue to impact the world, I have decided to hold off on my European tour this summer.

"The most important thing to me is the health of my fans, band and crew. I hope you all understand and I hope to see you very soon when we can all gather safely."

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