Michael McIntyre: stand-up comic cancels UK tour dates as he undergoes emergency surgery for kidney stones

Michael McIntyre issued a statement on social media announcing the cancellation of his Southampton date
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Stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre has cancelled his upcoming tour date after announcing that he underwent emergency surgery.

McIntyre was due to perform at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre on Monday, March 4. However, he has been forced to scrap the show after he was taken to hospital for an "operation to remove kidney stones".

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A statement posted to his social media channels read: "We regret to inform customers that Michael McIntyre will be unable to perform on Monday 4 March at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. Unfortunately, Michael has had an operation to remove kidney stones.

"The show will be rescheduled to a later date which will be announced shortly. Tickets remain valid for the new date. If you are unable to make the new date you will be entitled to a refund. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused."

It comes after McIntyre cancelled a show at Plymouth Pavilions. He had been due to perform on Thursday, February 29, but was forced to pulled out "due to illness".

Fans have been understanding of the Southampton cancellation, with one replying to the statement on X (formerly Twitter): "Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery and best wishes buddy."

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The comedian is currently in the middle of a UK tour, much of which is already sold out. The next stop is due to be in Nottingham on March 8, with no word yet on whether the show will be postponed. He is scheduled to visit Newcastle, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Cardiff among several other places on the remainder of the tour throughout spring.

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