Peter Kay has just announced via his personal Twitter account that all his tour dates throughout 2018 and 2019 have now been cancelled and any other arranged live performance such as 'Dance For Life' are also cancelled due to unforeseen family circumstances.

The Statement:

"I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects." Peter Kay wrote in his statement - this announcement from the comedian has come after just weeks of announcing his huge 100 date tour which was to span across just under a year including some of the major cities in the UK such as; Leeds, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Dublin.

The statement also informs his Twitter followers that he has also chosen to cancel all of his upcoming live performances and television commitments that were in the pipeline.

"The decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll understand my family must always come first - I've always endeavoured to protect my family's privacy from the media."

Fans Come To His Aid:

Many of the stars fans and celebrity professionals took to Twitter after hearing the news, obviously gutted the shows have been cancelled but also fully supporting the comedians choice to always put your family first.

One of his upcoming live shows, 'Dance For Life' was to support and raise money for Cancer Research UK, and to help keep raising the funds for the charity he informs his fans at the bottom of his statement that they can donate the costs of their tickets to the Cancer Research charity, if they so wished.

The tour in question which has now been cancelled was due to be the comedians first stand up tour in almost eight years since his record-breaking 'The Tour That Didn't Tour Tour...Now On Tour", which broke the Guinness World Record for being the biggest selling comedy show which Brough in audiences of over 1.2 million in total.

Kay has recently come back into the public spotlight after a long stint of keeping pretty quiet with the award-winning comedy TV show, CarShare which is on BBC. the show has recently finished its second successful season and he recently informed everyone that CarShare season 3 was in the making. But we do not know if it has come to stand still on production for now after the news of all his live performances been cancelled - we will have to wait and see.

Back in November, he revealed in an interview about the success of CarShare that he was itching to get onto the stage and perform a stand-up gig for a live audience - "I really miss it. I know how lucky I am to be making a television series and have really loved these past few years working on Car Share but I miss doing stand-up,’

We hope everything is OK Peter - and hope to see you perform in the not too distant future - family always comes first!