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Sam Fender deletes video with strobe lighting after fan shares clip of seizure

03 July 2019, 12:23 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Sam Fender has deleted a video that included strobe lighting after a fan shared a clip of her seizure that was induced by the autoplay feature.

The singer/songwriter has just shared new single "Will We Talk?" from his forthcoming debut album Hypersonic Missiles.

Yesterday (2 July), a fan shared a clip of her experiencing a seizure from the strobe lighting used by artists in their promotional material, tagging Sam Fender and Troye Sivan, "I have never shared a video of whay my seizures look like publicly but this is what happens when artists like Sam Fender and Troye Sivan use autoplay strobes for promo."

Fender replied to the fan this morning (3 July), thanking her for making him aware of the situation, "Really appreciate you flagging this, we had no idea and took down the video right away. We’re speaking with the wider team to make sure the music industry is aware and these kind of things don’t happen again."

Troye Sivan is yet to reply, but the fan shared her thanks for Fender's quick action, "Thank you so so much Sam. Honestly I appreciate this a lot and you're such a legend for listening and taking action, and especially for helping raise awareness for the wider music industry. Stuck in bed today resting after last night but this has made my day."

Sam Fender's new single "Will We Talk?" is out now. His debut album Hypersonic Missiles lands 13 September via Polydor. He plays London's BST Hyde Park on 12 July. Find out more.
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