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'Not dead!': Ricky Gervais forced to leave stage mid-performance over health scare

Ricky Gervais was forced to pause a comedy tour performance amid fears he was suffering a heart attack.

The comedian was performing at Bristol’s Colston Hall when he took a 10 minute break, leaving fans concerned for his health.

Thankfully, he returned to the stage fighting fit to finish off the performance of his Humanity tour.

Taking it in good humour, Ricky posted on Twitter "Thanks to the amazing audience in Bristol tonight. They even laughed when I thought I was having a heart attack."

The performer also reassured his followers on social media this morning:

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