The Castle and The Rookie actor Nathan Fillion expressed his disappointment at canceling his most recent fan outing due to illness. Nathan Fillion had to make the heartbreaking announcement to cancel his appearance at a fans’ expedition.
The 51-year-old Rookie actor apologised on Instagram for disappointing his fans by cancelling the event. He was distraught. Just a few days prior, he had said that being on the list of celebrities in attendance was him “living his dream.” He then made his announcement.
He was supposed to perform with Sam Raimi at the Portland festival this weekend, but illness ended any chance of him taking part.
Nathan was listed for the final two nights of the annual Fan Expo, which ran from Friday through Sunday. During three days of attractions and the possibility to meet celebrities, it invites hundreds of ardent admirers.
On the night of the event, however, the Castle star shared a video with his 1.3 million fans that showed him shivering and dejected.
He stated: “You said that. Nathan, you sound more nasally and baritone than normal; your voice is generally harmonious.”
“Yes, that’s true. What is also true, is that I’ve come down with a cold and I will not be attending this weekend’s Portland Comic Con.”
Looking devastated, he continued: “Trust me, you don’t want any of this,” before he sniffed his snots up for the camera.
Alongside his upload, Nathan told his fans he was “crestfallen” to be pulling out. In a caption for the video, he wrote: “I have fallen ill and will not be able to attend the Convention in Portland.”
“I am crestfallen. I am heartbroken. I am also full of snot and have a fever. Next time!”
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Notwithstanding their disappointment, his supporters supported and sent him their best wishes.
One person said: “Sorry to hear that you are ill. But I give you a big shout out for being responsible enough to stay home and not pass on the virus. Thank you! I wish more people were like you.”
Another agreed, adding: “Dang I drove across the state to see you, and yeah, my college kid too, but Dang. Feel better soon and come back to Portland soon.”