Professor Green has been forced to cancel his UK tour after suffering a neck fracture.
The Never Be a Right Time rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, fractured a vertebrate after a fall during a seizure.
Pro Green, who is originally from Hackney, had been packing for his UK tour at the time of the seizure, mere hours before his first gig at Cardiff’s Globe venue.
Green had been due to perform sell out sets at stadiums in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield before finishing up at Brighton’s The Haunt.
Gig goers will reportedly now be given refunds, with Green promising he will embark on a ‘bigger’ tour during the winter months.
Taking to Instagram, Green shared three pictures of himself lying on a stretcher. Here, he can be seen wearing a neck brace with a tube inserted into his nose.
Green, 35, wrote the following caption on the first post:
I had seizure this morning which resulted in a fall while I was packing for tour.
Showing amazing positivity, he proceeded to express admiration for the NHS workers who treated him, and explained how he had been lucky not to break his neck during the fall:
Depending on how you look at this fall I was extremely lucky. I fractured vertebrae in my neck and subsequently had to cancel my tour that was due to start today.
I’ll be back in the winter with a bigger tour. I’ve had two further seizures and am lucky I didn’t break my neck. Really f*cking lucky. Thanks for baring with me most importantly thank you to our NHS, heroes amongst men (and women).
Professor Green’s spokesperson has given the following statement on the rapper’s condition:
Due to a serious neck injury Professor Green has been forced to cancel his February 2019 tour. Tickets for all dates are refundable. Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.
Meanwhile, concerned fans have been sending messages of support to Green, wishing him all the best as he begins his recovery.
One person advised:
Rest up you’ll be back soon enough health comes first.
You poor thing, always positive, please get well and take all the time you need, lots of love.
get well soon @professorgreen so gutted tour is cancelled but sending so much love 💓
— meg (@meganfrusher) February 12, 2019
Gutted that @professorgreen tour is cancelled but hope he gets better soon ❤️
— elise (@elisedalex) February 12, 2019
— 𝕾𝖊𝖆𝖓 𝕽𝖔𝖇𝖘𝖔𝖓© (@SeanRobson21) February 12, 2019
Sending @professorgreen love. Hope he gets back on his feet soon ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Jakki Oliver (@jakki_oliver) February 12, 2019
UNILAD wishes Professor Green a full and speedy recovery.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.