Jason Manford was forced to cancel a sold-out gig following a ‘family emergency’.
The star’s daughter was rushed to hospital after suffering a head injury meaning that Jason had to pull out of shows to be at her bedside.
A spokeswoman for Jason apologised to fans in a Facebook post after he was forced to cancel the performance just two hours before he was due on stage at the Middleton Arena in Manchester.
His seven-year-old daughter was at a dance class when she took a nasty bash to the head.
The majority of fans were understanding and wrote the comedian messages of support to which he thanked them, explaining further what had happened.
“Hi, thanks for all your messages.
“Really sorry to the people who were coming to my gig in Middleton tonight, my daughter had a nasty head injury at her aerial dance class, and I had to rush her to A&E.
“I didn’t know how serious it was or how long it would take, or even if I’d be in the right head space to do a gig, so I thought it was best to just cancel.
“As for my daughter, she is totally fine, bit of a scare for me and the staff at Stepping Hill, as always, were wonderful.”
He then reassured fans that he would try and book another gig at the venue and in the meantime would ensure their money was refunded.
He added: “I will look at the diary for a possible replacement date but in the meantime, please contact box office who will reimburse tickets.
“Thanks for being so understanding, you know I would never do it if it wasn’t a genuine emergency.”