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Manic Street Preacher's Nicky Wire suffers from back spasms in Wales

Manic Street Preachers star Nicky Wire has revealed that he suffered a back spasm while performing in Wales last night.

The bassist, who is currently nursing a prolapsed disc, was halfway through the group's set at Llandudno's Venue Cymru Arena when he found it difficult to move.

In a statement on the band's official website, he said: "Last night it went into spasm on stage. This made it virtually impossible for me to move, let alone jump.

"I desperately want to carry on the tour but it will mean a combination of standing still, sitting down on stage, back braces and painkillers."

He added: "As you know, standing still is utterly alien to me on stage. I don’t want any sympathy but hopefully this will explain my lack of movement and general mood. Thank you for your understanding."

The band are scheduled to begin a three-night stint at London's Roundhouse tomorrow in support of new LP, 'Journal For Plague Lovers'.

Watch Nicky Wire talk to BBC Radio 6 Music about the early start of Manic Street Preachers below: