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Chris Rea cancels tour finale following on stage collapse

By | Published on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Chris Rea

Chris Rea has cancelled the remaining dates on his UK tour after collapsing on stage in Oxford last weekend.

According to reports, Rea collapsed around 45 minutes into his show at the New Theatre in Oxford on Saturday. Rea, who had a stroke last year, was said to have clasped the microphone mid-song and fallen to the floor. The stage curtains were closed and the audience told that the show was cancelled. The musician was later said to be in a stable condition after being treated by paramedics on the scene.

The two final shows on the 37 date tour have now been cancelled. Rea had been due to perform on Sunday in Brighton, with the last show at Bournemouth International Centre tonight. It was announced that the Bournemouth performance would not go ahead last night.

“Unfortunately, Chris is unable to perform at he Bournemouth International Centre on Tuesday 12 Dec due to illness”, said a statement. “All ticket holders should obtain refunds at point of purchase”.