The comedic legend from Bolton, Peter Kay has cancelled his first UK tour in eight years due to “unforeseen circumstances within his family.”
Peter Kay was due to perform over 100 nights from April 2018 to March 2019 in nearly every major city in the UK. In a statement he said he “deeply regrets having to cancel all of his upcoming work” and also stated that he must put his family first.
His official statement reads:
“Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects. This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.
“My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first.
“I’ve always endeavored to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. I’m very sorry.”
“Customers for Peter Kay’s Live Arena Tour and Dance for Life shows will be refunded from their original point of purchase and any specific and any specific ticket queries should be directed to them.
“As Dance for Live is a charitable event in aid of Cancer Research UK, ticket holders may, if they wish, still donate to Cancer Research UK by visiting www.cancerresearchuk.org.”
Fans shared their disappointment over the announcement but they were also supportive of the comedian’s decision, offering support for Kay and his family.