Russell Brand has canceled the remaining dates of his tour, as his mother is battling multiple life-threatening injuries.
The comedian’s mother Barbara Brand was travelling to her son’s home to babysit when she was involved in a hit-and-run car accident.
In a two part video statement, Russell said, “My mum’s been in a really serious road accident and has sustained what are being called polytraumatic injuries, that means numerous, life threatening injuries.”
Russell explained to his fans that tickets would be refunded or rescheduled, but did add that thats not on his mind at the moment.
“I can’t imagine performing at the moment, I feel too sad and too connected to this. I apologise but obviously it’s circumstances beyond my control.”
In the second part of his statement, Russell said he was sad for his mum as she is in a vulnerable place, after only finishing chemotherapy a month ago for cancer.
“For her to be in this situation it’s really difficult,” Russell said.