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Sunday 21 July 2019

Professor Green cancels tour after fracturing neck while suffering seizure

The rapper said he had had three seizures while packing for his tour.

Professor Green has cancelled his tour (Ian West/PA)
Professor Green has cancelled his tour (Ian West/PA)

By Alex Green, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Professor Green has been forced to cancel his upcoming tour after fracturing his neck in a fall just hours before his first show.

The British rapper said in a post to Instagram that he had had three seizures resulting in a fall which fractured vertebrae in his neck.

Hackney-born Green – known off stage as Stephen Manderson – was due to embark on a tour of the UK beginning tonight at The Globe in Cardiff.

The rapper, 35, shared a picture of himself strapped onto a stretcher with his head supported and a neck brace, with a tube in his nose.

Along with the picture on Instagram, he wrote: “I had seizure this morning which resulted in a fall while I was packing for tour.

“Depending on how you look at this fall I was extremely lucky. I fractured vertebrae in my neck and subsequently had to cancel my tour that was due to start today.

“I’ll be back in the winter with a bigger tour. I’ve had two further seizures and am lucky I didn’t break my neck. Really f****** lucky. Thanks for baring [sic] with me.”

He apologised to fans, but said he felt lucky to not be in worse condition.

A statement from Professor Green’s spokesperson said: “Due to a serious neck injury Professor Green has been forced to cancel his February 2019 tour. Tickets for all dates are refundable. Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.”

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