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Frank Skinner cancels Edinburgh Fringe show due to family health issue | Ents & Arts News

Comedian Frank Skinner has canceled his sold-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival due to a “family health issue”.

The star was due to perform his stand-up show 30 Years Of Dirt at the famous festival from Thursday 4 to Wednesday 24 August.

However, a spokesperson for the star said on Wednesday that the long-awaited new show has been cancelled.

“Due to a family health issue, Frank Skinner is unable to travel for the foreseeable future, which is why his sell-out 30 Years of Dirt show at The Assembly, Edinburgh this August has unfortunately been cancelled,” she said.

“All ticket holders will receive a full refund.”

Skinner’s weekly show on Absolute Radio will continue as usual, his representative said.

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The Edinburgh Fringe is one of the most famous comedy festivals in the world, hosting big names as well as rising stars.

Skinner’s live career began at the festival in 1987, when he “spent £400 of his last £435 to book a room” there to perform.

Four years later he returned to the city and picked up the event’s most prestigious award, what was then known as the Perrier Award, for Best Performance and went on to become one of the biggest names in UK comedy.

Frank Skinner cancels Edinburgh Fringe show due to family health issue | Ents & Arts News

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