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''I'm very sorry.'' Peter Kay cancels huge arena tour

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Comedian Peter Kay has cancelled Peter Kay's Live Arena Tour and Dance for Life shows due to unforeseen circumstances within his family.

His forthcoming arena tour is being cancelled, as well as other scheduled live work commitments.

In a statement, the comedian said,

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 endeavoured 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. Once again I'm very sorry.

– Peter Kay

Customers for Peter Kay's Live Arena Tour and Dance for Life shows will be refunded from their original point of purchase.