John Barrowman has been forced to cancel a series of shows after suffering a "severe neck injury".

John Barrowman

John Barrowman

The 52-year-old actor was poised to to begin his eight-date Fabulous Christmas Tour at the Bristol Hippodrome today (30.11.19), but he's had to cancel the show after being rushed to hospital with a neck injury.

In a statement posted on Twitter, John explained that the injury made it impossible for him to "sing and move".

He subsequently said it was a "very difficult decision" to "cancel my performances".

The TV star - who has appeared on 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' - added: "I am so disappointed and upset as I was looking forward to seeing you all.

"I feel I am letting everyone down, but it's simply not possible for me to do the show in my current condition."

People with tickets to the cancelled show in Bristol have been informed that they'll be able to receive a refund or transfer to the performance in Oxford on December 14.

The Bristol Hippodrome explained: "John Barrowman's show this evening has been cancelled due to injury. If you would like to exchange your tickets to Sat 14th Dec at Oxford New Theatre please call 0333 096 690. Otherwise you will receive a refund from your point of sale. (sic)"

Elsewhere, the planned show in Glasgow for December 1 has been postponed until December 3.

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