The lead singer of the British alternative-pop band Glass Animals — a nominee for best new artist — tested positive for the coronavirus, and all of its members have decided to not attend the awards show, the group said in an Instagram post on Sunday.
Dave Bayley was the only one of four band members to test positive, but the entire group will stay back, the post said.
“I am so overwhelmingly heartbroken,” Bayley wrote. “Not just within myself, but for everyone who has worked so insanely hard with us over the past couple of chaotic years, and for every one of you who supported and believed in this project enough to get us here through thick and thin.”
The band’s song “Heat Waves” is currently the No. 1 song in the country, sitting atop Billboard’s singles chart for the past four weeks.