Olly Murs praised for halting gig after realising 14 year old fan was having seizure in crowd
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Olly Murs has been praised for halting his gig and jumping off stage to check on a 14 year old fan who was having a seizure in the crowd.
The 37 year old is currently touring the UK, with a recent stop in his native Essex seeing him perform at Colchester Castle Park on Sunday.
But the gig was paused halfway through when the former X Factor contestant noticed the teen receiving medical attention in the crowd.
Troublemaker hitmaker Olly stopped performing and exited the stage to check with 14 year old Abbie's mum Mel that he was okay to carry on with the show.
Mel later took to social media to thank the singer for his concern, writing: "@ollymurs thank you for coming down off the stage to talk to my daughter after she had a seizure tonight.
"You really are so kind and you made her night xx."
Olly shared Mel's message with his 6.9million followers, writing: "Oh god I hope she is ok!! Do send her my love x," alongside a red love heart emoji.
Fans were quick to praise Olly for his efforts to make sure the young fan was okay, with one writing: "You have a heart of absolute gold and testament to why you're still doing what you do best after 11 years."
A second added: "Your so sweet for stopping the show to make sure she's okay."
A third wrote: "You have a heart of gold Olly, speedy recovery for your daughter Mel, I'm sure Olly will keep in touch he is a true gent."
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Another told their own anecdote of Olly helping their child, writing: "Olly came to visit my neice in the sick kids in Edinburgh when my neice didn’t make his concert after a serious road traffic accident. A true gentleman."
Last month, Olly revealed he had undergone emergency surgery after a fragment of his bone became lodged in the back of his knee following a jump on stage.
Smiling through the pain, the hitmaker told fans: "I am so sorry I look like a bag of s**t this morning, but I wanted to send you a message to let you know what is going on."
He continued: "For some of you who came to my Newmarket gig on Friday, thank you for your kind messages of support and just checking it was OK. It has been a mad 72 hours since the gig getting to this point.
"Basically, after my second song, a fragment of bone that was in my knee managed, after I jumped, to lodge itself on the back of my knee, which basically shut my leg down.
"During the gig, I was just limping the whole time. Couldn't believe it. Basically, I am in, I have had the surgery."
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