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Russell Brand Cancels Irish Shows Following His Mother's Car Accident

By James Fenton

April 30, 2018 at 1:26pm

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Russell Brand has cancelled the remainder of his Re:Birth tourstating that he's "too sad to perform" after his mother received life-threatening injuries in a car accident last week. 

The English comedian was due on stage at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on May 23 and 24 as well as as the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on May 26. Earlier today, Russell posted a video online explaining that he will have to pull out of the tour while also advising fans that refunds will be provided. 

In the clip, Russell also hinted that it is unlikely that the shows will be rescheduled. He thanked fans for their understanding and asked for them to keep his mother in their thoughts. 

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