22/11/2013 11:43 GMT

James Arthur Cancels Performances After Being Diagnosed With Exhaustion

James Arthur has been diagnosed with acute exhaustion, with all of his public appearances and performances cancelled for the next week, according to his Facebook page.

"Unfortunately James Arthur has been diagnosed with acute exhaustion and instructed to rest for several days by his doctor," a statement reads.

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The news comes after the 2012 'X Factor' winner this week dramatically claimed to have left Twitter "for good" after another celebrity spat.

Lucy Spraggan - who is openly gay - took to Twitter to criticise James over his use of homophobic lyrics in a recent rap.

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James Arthur and Lucy Spraggan

The 'Impossible' singer apologised for using the the phrase 'you f***king queer' in the rap aimed at Micky Worthless and later said he would be leaving Twitter.

But then, Lucy tweeted a series of text messages that she had allegedly received from James.

The text read: "Lucy what are you playing at having digs at me? Is it coz you're a gay rights activist you had to say something as extreme as "people kill themselves every day over words like queer" are you for real?'

"And for you're information my album was self-penned [sic].

"My album sold 10 times youres in it's first week so you can fuck off with you're career shite. Stop reading the press 'mate'. Real people don't care." [sic]

Lucy then replied: "Real people are people you arsehole. 10 times in the first week hahahahahahahahaha. Good, I'm glad. Enjoy."

"Two faced fickle attention seeker. Dissapear," Arthur allegedly responded.

This isn't the first time James has become embroiled in a war of words with another celeb.

He has also laid into fellow 'X Factor' winner Matt Cardle on several occasions, called One Direction's Louis Tomlinson 'a little b***h' and appeared to diss his ex, Rita Ora, in a rap.

Meanwhile, iTunes has reportedly offered a customer a refund on James's album following a complaint she made after the singer used the slur.


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