Olly Murs winces in pain while hobbling off Soccer Aid pitch as an old injury plays up – Daily Mail

Olly Murs winced in pain as he hobbled off the Soccer Aid pitch at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday after an injury caused him to call it a day.

The singer, 37, made the difficult decision to step away and allow for rapper Aitch to take his place following an old leg wound which was playing up.

As the captain of the match, he had been invited by his pal and former collaborator Robbie Williams who had organised the event in aid of UNICEF.

Oh no! Olly Murs winced in pain as he hobbled off the Soccer Aid pitch as an old injury played up... after he underwent leg surgery following stage accident last month

Oh no! Olly Murs winced in pain as he hobbled off the Soccer Aid pitch as an old injury played up… after he underwent leg surgery following stage accident last month

Frustrating: 'Olly actually had surgery three or four weeks ago,' announced a commentator

Frustrating: ‘Olly actually had surgery three or four weeks ago,’ announced a commentator

He was joined by a star-studded line-up including the likes of Heart FM’s Mark Wright, TV presenter Joel Dommett and Love Island’s Kem Cetinay.  

‘Aitch is going to replace Olly Murs. Olly actually had surgery three or four weeks ago,’ announced a commentator.

‘He had a bit of floating bone which attacked his knee and he had to have that removed surgically and as a result of that was only ever going to play for about 15 minutes tonight.’

Agonising: The singer, 37, made the difficult decision to step away and allow for rapper Aitch to take his place following an old wound which was playing up

Agonising: The singer, 37, made the difficult decision to step away and allow for rapper Aitch to take his place following an old wound which was playing up 

Centre of attention: As the captain of the match, he had been invited by his pal and former collaborator Robbie Williams who had organised the event in aid of UNICEF

Centre of attention: As the captain of the match, he had been invited by his pal and former collaborator Robbie Williams who had organised the event in aid of UNICEF

Last month, the Troublemaker hitmaker revealed that he has undergone surgery on his leg in an Instagram video from his hospital bed.

The Voice UK coach explained that during a recent gig in Newmarket, a fragment of bone managed to lodge itself to the back of his knee, landing him in hospital.

Telling fans: ‘It’s been a mad 72 hours’, Olly admitted that he initially ‘thought the worst’ after worrying he had ‘done his knee again’. He also shared a photo of two small bones that had been removed from his knee.

On the mend: Last month, the Troublemaker hitmaker revealed that he has undergone surgery on his leg in an Instagram video from his hospital bed

On the mend: Last month, the Troublemaker hitmaker revealed that he has undergone surgery on his leg in an Instagram video from his hospital bed

Wearing his hospital gown, the star thanked fans for their support and insisted he will still perform his scheduled shows this month, although his performances may not be as energetic.

Olly said in full: ‘Hey everyone, what’s happening. You’re probably thinking, what is going on? Why is Olly in a hospital bed? Well, I’ve just had surgery on my left leg, and as you can see, I’ve got my game on already to ice it.

‘Basically, for some of you who came to my Newmarket gig on Friday, thank you firstly for your kind messages and support and checking I was OK.

‘It’s been a mad 72 hours since the gig getting to this point. Basically, after my second song, a fragment of bone which was in my knee managed to lodge itself to the back of my knee after I jumped and basically shut my leg down.

Ouch! Olly injured himself during a stage jump gone wrong while he performed in Newmarket

Ouch! Olly injured himself during a stage jump gone wrong while he performed in Newmarket

Yuck: Olly explained that during a gig in Newmarket on Friday 'a fragment of bone managed to lodge itself to the back of my knee' landing him in hospital

Yuck: Olly explained that during a gig in Newmarket on Friday ‘a fragment of bone managed to lodge itself to the back of my knee’ landing him in hospital

‘During the gig, I was just limping the whole time, I couldn’t believe it. So basically I’m in, I’ve had the surgery, I wanted to get this done because I’ve got the Newby gig on the 14th and the Singleton Park on the 15th.

‘So I wanted to make sure I got this done for you guys. It will be a different gig, I probably won’t be running around like I normally do, there might be a stool for me to sit down on, but I can’t cancel these gigs for you guys.

‘It was such an amazing vibe on Friday at Newmarket so I’ll give it absolutely everything next week for you all.’

Grateful: Wearing his hospital gown, the star thanked fans for their support and insisted he will still perform and his scheduled shows this month

Grateful: Wearing his hospital gown, the star thanked fans for their support and insisted he will still perform and his scheduled shows this month

More surgery: In 2019, Olly revealed he had undergone a 'serious' knee operation in which his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) had been reconstructed

More surgery: In 2019, Olly revealed he had undergone a ‘serious’ knee operation in which his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) had been reconstructed 

He concluded: ‘I’m so sorry I look like a bag of sh*t this morning, but I just wanted to send you a message and let you guys know what’s going on.’

In 2019, the TV personality revealed he had undergone a ‘serious’ knee operation in which his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) had been reconstructed.

At the time, he admitted that he would be going off social media for a few months to focus on his recovery and shared photos of himself laid up in bed.

One of the photos showed Olly’s bandaged left blooded leg while a short video displayed his leg secured in a brace from his thigh to his ankle as he balanced on crutches.

Gruesome: At the time, he admitted that he would be going off social media for a few months to focus on his recovery and shared photos of himself laid up in bed

Gruesome: At the time, he admitted that he would be going off social media for a few months to focus on his recovery and shared photos of himself laid up in bed 

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