30/04/2018

Russell Brand Cancels Belfast Gig

Comedian Russell Brand has cancelled the remaining dates of his stand-up tour after his mother was badly injured in a car crash.

He was due to appear at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Saturday, 26 May, as part of his Re:Birth tour.
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However he posted a video on Twitter and said: "My mum's been in a really serious road accident and has sustained what are called poly-traumatic injuries, that means numerous, life-threatening injuries.

"So, I won't be able to do the rest of my Rebirth tour. If you've got tickets, they'll be refunded or possibly rescheduled but I can't really imagine that and I certainly can't imagine performing at the moment, because I feel too sad and too connected to this.

"I apologise but obviously it's circumstances beyond my control."

(CD)

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