Some people were not happy with Lewis Capaldi after he went ahead with his sold out concert in Aberdeen, Scotland on Sunday, March 15, despite the growing coronavirus pandemic. Now, the singer has responded to the backlash.

A spokesperson for the 23-year-old musician insisted that his concert was in full compliance with government’s regulation on mass gatherings.

“The final show of Lewis’s UK arena tour in Aberdeen on Sunday, March 15 went ahead in full compliance with the advisory document on mass gatherings issued by the Scottish government,” his rep said in a statement. “The document states that the advice applies from Monday, March 16 and is ‘not expected to have a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19, and this is not its purpose,’ but that it aims ‘to relieve pressure on public services, including emergency services.’ Security, first aid, medical and welfare teams were paid for by the organizers as normal and the venue had additional signage in place to highlight best practice on hygiene during the event.”

For those who missed it, the World Health Organization has reported that more than 197,000 people have contracted virus so far, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths. Medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this many events, concerts, award shows, conventions and festivals have been canceled, including all Broadway plays and sports games.

Miley Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Selena Gomez, BTS, the Jonas Brothers, JoJo Siwa, Jeffree Star and Billie Eilish are among those who were forced to cancel or postpone their shows due to the outbreak. Amusement parks, malls, restaurants and bars have also been shut down. People have been asked to isolate themselves, stay indoors and avoid public places at this time.

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