Reeves and Mortimer cancel Opera House show after heart op

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Comedian Bob Mortimer and his stage partner Vic Reeves have cancelled their Blackpool show.

Mortimer underwent a triple bypass heart operation on Monday, and with ‘several weeks’ needed to recover the pair have called off the first leg of their forthcoming tour The 25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Years.

They had been due to perform at the Opera House on Thursday, November 19, in their first time on the road in 20 years.

All ticket holders have been advised to contact their point of purchase for a full refund.

It is hoped the January and February 2016 shows will go ahead as planned.

A spokesperson for Bob Mortimer said: “Bob would like to thank his consultant and all the nursing staff at the hospital for looking after him so well.

“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 tour was due to start in Glasgow on Wednesday, November 11.