Jason Manford was forced to cancel a gig in Middleton, Manchester two hours before he was due on stage after his daughter suffered a nasty head injury.The comedian, 35, was due to perform to a crowd of hundreds of fans at the sold out show at Middleton Arena on Thursday night, but called it off with just hours notice due to the personal emergency.
In a post on his official Facebook page the star apologised to fans as he explained he had had to take one of his seven-year-old twin daughters to A&E after she hurt herself at a dance class. Luckily, Jason’s daughter was not seriously injured.
The 35-year-old, best known for starring in comedy quiz show Eight Out Of Ten Cats and appearances on a string of other shows, posted: “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.”