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Russell Brand cancels tour after mum hurt in car crash

Russell Brand cancels tour after mum hurt in car crash

 

Comedian Russell Brand has cancelled the remainder of his ReBirth tour after his mother, Barbara, sustained "life-threatening" injuries in a car crash.

In a Twitter video he confirmed tickets will be refunded with shows "possibly" being rescheduled at a later date.

Brand also praised the "importance and significance" of the NHS and said it had previously saved his mother´s life six times following cancer.

He added he would take a break from social media to focus on his family.

The announcement follows the short-notice cancellation of a show in Aberdeen following the crash on Friday.

Read more at www.bbc.com