Grieving Micky Flanagan pulls shows | ...following the death of his mother

Grieving Micky Flanagan pulls shows

...following the death of his mother

Micky Flanagan has postponed four shows following the death of his mother, Sylvie.

The dates are tonight’s gig at the Brighton Centre and the three shows at London’s O2 Arena starting tomorrow.

A statement on his website says: ‘Micky Flanagan has taken the difficult decision to postpone his forthcoming shows... following the sad loss of his Mother.

‘We would kindly ask you to respect Micky’s privacy at this time.’

Sylvie has featured in Flanagan’s work; with the comedian interviewing her and his father during his 2010 Radio 4 series What Chance Change? and in his 2011 DVD, The Out Out Tour.

In that DVD extra, Flanagan asks his mother: ‘So how are you dealing with my astronomical success?’

Sylvie who worked as a machinist, replies: ‘I'm overwhelmed. I don't know Sunday from Monday half the time.’

But his father Jim is more deadpan, complaining that his son gave up a ‘blinding job’ as a fish porter at Billingsgate Market.

Flanagan, 50, has also previously told interviewers that his East End mother danced with the Kray twins, adding: ‘Everyone says it but my Mum really did.’

The Brighton Centre date has been rescheduled to December 7 and the London dates to December 2 to 4. Original tickets will be valid for the new dates; but ticket-holders can also get refunds from the point of purchase.

Published: 23 Oct 2013

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