We're really sad to learn of the recent announcement that comedian Peter Kay has been forced to cancel his UK tour in 2018.
The funny man had only recently announced he would be going on tour next year, for the first time in eight years, and tickets had quickly been snapped up by eager fans. In fact, demand was so great that the Bolton comedian added extra dates to help. The tour was scheduled to run from April 2018 all the way up to June 2019.
His last tour, back in 2010, ranks in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest comedy tour of all time, and played to a whopping 1.2 million people. In a BBC poll, he was named as the 46th most influential person in British culture.
The 44-year-old often referred to stand-up comedy as his 'most successful hobby' and something that he missed, so it will no doubt come as a blow to have to cancel his new tour, Have Gags, Will Travel.
We're not sure of the details behind the cancellation, but understand it's a personal matter within his family, so we're thinking of Peter at this no doubt difficult time, and sending him our prayers and best wishes.
He released this statement on Twitter at 12pm on 13th December
If you've bought tickets for the Live Arena Tour you will be refunded from the original point of purchase.
Fans of Peter Kay can take some solace in the news that his popular sitcom Car Share will return for two special episodes in 2018.
Until then, we'll be rewatching the DVDs of his previous tours and hoping things look up for the comedian next year.
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