Example forced to cancel festival spot after having eardrum burst by toddler son

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Example was forced to cancel his show at an Australian festival when his young son burst his eardrum.

The rapper, whose real name is Elliot Gleave, had been due to perform at Magnitude Festival tonight, but had no choice but to pull out after an accident involving his two-year-old son Ennio.

Example says he was asleep in bed when his mischievous little one decided to wake him up by shoving a cotton bud in his ear.

He wrote on Twitter : “Any advice on perforated eardrums? Has anyone had this before?

“My youngest woke me up today by shoving a cotton bud down my left ear. It’s been bleeding on and off for about an hour.”

He later announced he’d been forced to cancel his headline slot at the festival at Airlie Beach in Queensland.

His son accidentally burst his eardrum
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He said: “Gig is cancelled I’m afraid due to a burst eardrum.”

Example, who shares two children with his wife, Australian model Erin McNaught, apologised to fans who had been excited to see him perform.

Last year, the star parted ways with his record label after one of his singles only managed to reach number 96 in the charts.

He announced that he’d made the decision after becoming frustrated.

He told The Sun: “I was getting frustrated at Columbia and they were too because they didn’t really know what to do with me and now I’ve got the freedom. I’m my own boss.

Nando's Music Exchange after party - Example with his wife Erin McNaught
He apologised to his fans
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“I put one album out in 2014, which was a bit of a mess, with three people in charge within the label all arguing over what I should do — there was never any agreement of singles.”

Earlier this year, it was announced that Example was heading out on his first live tour in six years.

Speaking about the upcoming shows in 2020, he said: “I’ve spent the last few months going back through all my albums and previous tour setlists. There are so many fan favourites and hidden gems I’d forgotten about.

He’s heading out on tour next year
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“I plan to make the show on this next tour a full celebration of all my hits, my many career highlights whilst incorporating all the best of my recent output as well.

“This will be the longest set I’ve done in a 15-year career and for the first time there’ll be an added visual and lighting experience. It will be a night to remember!”

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