Peter Kay’s comeback tour has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. He has released a statement, breaking his silence on the matter.
The Bolton-born funnyman has been scheduled to appear across the country doing charity gigs for Dance For Life.
However, the gigs have now been postponed indefinitely as the government advise on mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Peter addressed his fans today, saying: “Obviously this is disappointing news but well and truly justified given the circumstances.
“We’ll get through this, together and then we’ll all have a great big dance for life.
“Stay safe and look after yourselves and the people around you.”
To raise money for Cancer Research, the comedian had been scheduled to host Dance For Life shows in London, Liverpool and Manchester in April.
The comedian’s reps made a statement, saying: “Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and following Government advice, it is with deep regret that the forthcoming Peter Kay’s Dance For Life shows are being postponed.
“We are looking to schedule the shows so please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the safety of the public is paramount.”
It was only the other week that the comedian had been spotted out and about in Preston, Lancashire, for the first time since officially announcing his comeback.
Please to see Peter Kay out and about after the horrible rumours last year pic.twitter.com/64CxmpniU9
— Ryan Williams (@razza6999) March 11, 2020
This news has arrived after several UK and global events have been cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak.
It was announced earlier that Glastonbury Festival 2020 has been cancelled.
This statement read: “We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020.
“Tickets for this year will roll over to next year.”
The iconic UK festival was expected to begin on June 24.