OLLY Murs was out of luck yesterday as he suffered another injury during his first performance since injuring his leg in a horrific on-stage accident.
Chart-topper Olly, 37, known to TV viewers as a coach on The Voice UK, joked he was pelted with a bottle of suncream that left him rubbing his eyes and struggling to see.
Olly’s return to the stage came just 11 days after he had surgery after he jumped during a performance and a fragment of bone lodged itself in the back of his knee.
Taking to the stage at Newbury Racecourse wearing a leg brace on Saturday afternoon Olly admitted he was trying to “take it easy”.
But an overenthusiastic fan threw a bottle of suncream onto the stage.
“The suncream was not a good idea half way through the gig,” Olly said on Instagram Live after the event.
“Thanks to the person who threw it at me, my eyes are still stinging from that.”
He was pictured rubbing his eyes on stage after the incident but quickly recovered.
He said afterwards: “The gig was amazing. To be honest with you, it felt better than I thought. I was trying to be a bit cautious on stage.’”
Earlier this month Olly posted a video message on Instagram from his hospital bed as he updated his alarmed fans.
He explained: “Why is Olly in the hospital bed? I’ve just had surgery on my left leg.
“For some of you who came to my Newmarket gig on Friday, thank you for your kind messages of support and just checking it was OK.
“It has been a mad 72 hours since the gig getting to this point.
“Basically after my second song, a fragment of bone that was in my knee managed, after I jumped, to lodge itself on the back of my knee which basically shut my leg down.
A fragment of bone that was in my knee managed, after I jumped, to lodge itself on the back of my knee
“During the gig I was just limping the whole time. Couldn’t believe it. Basically, I am in, I have had the surgery. I wanted to get this done because of the Newbury gig on the 14th and Singleton Park on the 15th.
“I wanted to do this 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 cannot cancel these gigs for you guys. It was such an amazing vibe on Friday at Newmarket so I will give it absolutely everything next week.
“It’s been a mad 72 hours. I honestly thought the worst, I thought I might have done my knee again.
“I thought I had ruptured my ACL [one of the ligaments that help stabilise your knee joint] to be honest. This is great news, it really is positive.
“I’m going to stay positive and rest up for the next few days. Lots of love, everyone.”
He later shared a picture of the pieces of bone that had been lodged in his knee writing: “What are the chances.”