GIg cancelled due to food poisoning

Rick Astley
Rick Astley

EIGHTIES pop star Rick Astley cancelled his show in Melbourne last weekend after falling ill

The Newton-le-Willows singer, best known for his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up, was due to play at the city’s Chelsea Heights Hotel, but he pulled out of the gig just 30 minutes before he was due on stage.

His publicist George Hatzigeorgiou said: “He is devastated that he had to miss the show. Such a shame, his show was absolutely stellar.”

As he was unable to reschedule, he offered fans refunds.