Bob Mortimer has triple heart bypass | Tour dates cancelled

Bob Mortimer has triple heart bypass

Tour dates cancelled

Bob Mortimer is recovering after a triple heart bypass operation.

The first leg of the 56-year-old's tour with Vic Reeves has been cancelled following today's surgery, as doctors advised him to take several weeks rest.

They had been due to take to the stage in Glasgow in just under a fortnight to mark their 25th anniversary.

A spokesman for the comedian praised the medical staff who looked after him said: 'He now needs several weeks to fully recover, so unfortunately the first leg of the UK tour will be cancelled.

'Bob very much hopes to be fit and well enough to perform the second leg in January next year.'

The Mirror, which carries the news on the front page of tomorrow's edition, said Mortimer surrounded by immediate family and close friends as he recovered tonight.

Reeves told the paper: 'I'm so pleased the operation has gone well and Bob is fixed. Many thanks to the surgeon.'

Colleagues in comedy were quick to wish him a quick recovery via Twitter.

Fast Show co-creator Charlie Higston said: 'All my best wishes and love to the legendary @RealBobMortimer Hope he is up and about soon '

And Pointless's Richard Osman tweeted: 'The loveliest, funniest man you could ever hope to meet. Get well soon.'

House Of Fools co-star Matt Berry revealed: '@RealBobMortimer is recovering well. I look forward to visiting him on Friday with best wishes & bad language '

All ticket holders for performances of the 25 Years of Reeves and Mortimer – The Poignant Moments between November 8 and December 4 have been advised to contact their point of purchase for a full refund.

Published: 27 Oct 2015

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