Comedian Russell Brand had to cancel the remaining dates on his ReBirth tour after his mother sustained serious life-threatening injuries in a car accident last week.
Brand’s team released the following statement:
“Due to Russell’s mother remaining in a critical condition following a road accident last week, his promoters regrettably announce the indefinite postponement of his remaining ReBirth tour dates. Ticketholders will be automatically refunded via their point of purchase.”
The ReBirth tour dates in the UK that are cancelled include today’s show in Manchester, and shows throughout the rest of the year. His 71-date tour, which began last April, was set to run through November 6.
Brand himself posted an emotional video on Twitter, thanking his fans for their “kind and beautiful messages,” and said he won’t be on social media for a while. He explained how he will not be able to continue with the tour.
“I certainly can’t imagine performing at the moment because I feel so sad and connected to this,” he said in the video. “I apologize but this circumstance is beyond my control.”
He went on to talk about how important loved ones are and the “bare and raw truth” of reality he has realized while in the hospital.
Thanks for your kind messages.
ReBirth delayed or cancelled due to my Mum’s accident. pic.twitter.com/iSW3RG9Esu
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) April 30, 2018
Ticketmaster stated that refunds will be available as soon as possible, and if tickets were purchased online, the credit card holder will receive their money back automatically.
“It can take some time to process, so please give us up to 7 days to process your refund before you start to worry,” the company said in a statement.
Brand’s mother, who is now 71, has survived cancer six times and just finished her last rounds of chemotherapy last month.
Check out the full list of cancelled dates below:
01 May – O2 Apollo, Manchester
23 May – Dublin Olympia, Dublin
26 May – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
06 Jun – Hull City Hall, Hull
13 Jun – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
03 Jul – Derby Arena, Derby
04 Jul – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
10 Jul – Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea
12 Jul – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
25 Jul – Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough
04 Sep – Perth Concert Hall, Perth
13 Sep – King Georges Hall, Blackburn
19 Sep – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
25 Sep – Cork Opera House, Cork
26 Sep – Leisureland, Galway
27 Sep – University Concert Hall, Limerick
03 Oct – Playhouse, Edinburgh
10 Oct – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
14 Oct – Sunderland Empire, Sunderland
01 Nov – Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
06 Nov – Winter Gardens, Blackpool