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Professor Green cancels tour after fracturing neck while suffering seizure

Professor Green has been forced to cancel his upcoming tour after fracturing his neck in a fall just hours before his first show.

Credit: Instagram/professorgreen

The rapper said in a post on Instagram that he had had three seizures resulting in a fall which fractured vertebrae in his neck.

Hackney-born Green - known off stage as Stephen Manderson - was due to start a tour of the UK beginning tonight at The Globe in Cardiff.

The rapper, 35, shared a picture of himself strapped onto a stretcher with his head supported and a neck brace, with a tube in his nose.

Along with the picture on Instagram, he wrote:

I had seizure this morning which resulted in a fall while I was packing for tour. Depending on how you look at this fall I was extremely lucky. I fractured vertebrae in my neck and subsequently had to cancel my tour that was due to start today. I'll be back in the winter with a bigger tour. I've had two further seizures and am lucky I didn't break my neck.

– Professor Green