Russell Brand has been forced to cancel his tour due to his mother Barbara Brand
being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time.
The comedian was set to perform at the Derby Assembly Rooms on Friday night, but decided to postpone the event due tot he issues with his mother.
A spokesperson for the venue said the following:
‘We are very sorry, but have just been informed by the promoter that due to a family illness, Russell is unable to perform this Friday. The date has been rescheduled for Monday, April 14, 2014.’
Later that night Russell took to his Twitter account and tweeted:
‘Sorry to eff you around with gigs. My mum ain’t well. Tix will be honoured or refunded.’
Russell then announced the news that his mum had breast cancer during a YouTube show as he said:
‘My mother has currently got breast cancer.’
Brand then said during the video that his mother was attend NHS support groups to help her with the illness.