The lead singer of British alternative pop band Glass Animals – nominated for best new artist – tested positive for the corona virus and all its members have decided not to attend the awards ceremony, the group said in an Instagram post on Sunday.
Dave Bayley was the only one of the four band members to test positive, but the entire group is left behind, the post said.
“I am so overwhelmingly heartbroken,” Bayley wrote. “Not just in myself, but for everyone who has worked so insanely hard with us over the past chaotic years, and for everyone who has 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 and has topped Billboard’s singles chart for the past four weeks.