Amy Schumer suddenly pulls Australian dates | Mystery illness cited

Amy Schumer suddenly pulls Australian dates

Mystery illness cited

Amy Schumer has cancelled her Australian and New Zealand stand-up tour at the last minute.

Promoters Live Nation said the dates had been pulled due to an undisclosed illness. 

She was due to perform a string of shows starting this Saturday at Perth Arena, and taking in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Aukland, too.

A statement has been issued saying: ‘Live Nation regret to announce that Amy Schumer’s December tour dates will not go ahead due to illness.

‘"Unfortunately, due to Amy Schumer’s tight schedule it is not possible to schedule replacement dates however, we will be working to confirm a return to Australia as soon as is practical.’

Schumer played a gig in San Diego, California, on Saturday, with no reports of her appearing ill, although she was interrupted by some hecklers.

Tickets for the antipodean dates will be refunded, but the news will be disappointing for fans.

Last year, when she played a one-off show in Melbourne while she was in town for promotional interviews for her film Trainwreck, and the gig sold out in minutes.

At the weekend it was announced that Schumer was being lined up for the role of Barbie in a new live-action film.

She has recently been busy filming war drama Thank You For Your Service alongside Miles Teller, which is due for release next year.

Published: 5 Dec 2016

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