Jamie T has had to postpone a series of tour dates due to illness.

The 30-year-old British singer/songwriter is currently on his UK and Ireland 'Trick' tour and after already calling off his third scheduled night at the O2 Academy Brixton he has now had to reschedule his shows in Bournemouth and Liverpool this week due to a ''bout of flu''.

Revealing what's wrong in a handwritten note on his Twitter account, the 'Power Over Men' singer shared: ''I'm sorry to say that I'm still unwell. It's nothing serious, just a bout of flu that's affected my voice. The doctor has ordered me to rest my voice for a few days (sic)''

Further to his note, Jamie apologised for having to cancel more upcoming shows but assured his fans he will be back at those venues.

He continued: ''All shows that have been postponed are being rescheduled as we speak so don't worry. My apologies to anyone who was counting on these dates. I wish I could solider on but the vocals need rest to rock again (sic)''

Jamie previously took five years out from the music business due to his anxiety going ''through the roof'' in the wake of the success of his first two albums, 2007's 'Panic Prevention' and 2009's 'Kings and Queens'.

Jamie returned with his third album 'Carry on the Grudge' in 2014 before bringing out 'Trick' in September and although he is now in a position to be on stage he readily admits he still finds crowds ''difficult''.