Michael McIntyre shares urgent health update after major surgery

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Michael McIntyre recently had to hit the brakes on his MACNIFICENT tour, causing disappointment among fans. The reason? A sudden need for emergency surgery to tackle kidney stones forced the postponement of his show at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre on March 4.

The announcement came via social media, with a statement expressing regret for the inconvenience caused to fans. The message reassured ticket-holders that the Southampton show would be rescheduled. Reassuringly, McIntyre’s management emphasised that their tickets would remain valid for the new date or be eligible for a refund.

This health setback didn’t deter McIntyre’s loyal following from flooding social media with well-wishes. Concerned fans expressed their hopes for a swift recovery and sought reassurance about the fate of upcoming shows. One fan, on X, inquired, “Get well soon Michael… do you know if you’ll be well enough for Nottingham at the weekend?” The uncertainty lingered as others wondered about the Nottingham show on March 9th.

The comedian’s management shared an update an X.

Amidst the sea of well-wishers, Michael’s team broke the silence with a positive health update. The official message on X declared, “Michael McIntyre has had successful surgery to remove kidney stones and is recovering well. He has been medically cleared to perform in Nottingham on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is very excited to get back on stage.”

Fans of Michael McIntyre express their relief

Finally, fans can now breathe a sigh of relief. Micahel McIntyre is now ready to bring laughter back to the stage. His MACNIFICENT tour is set to resume on March 8, 9, and 10 at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena.

Kidney stones had struck the comedian previously, causing him to miss another show in Plymouth. The initial statement read, ‘Due to illness, Michael is sadly unable to perform tonight’s show (Thu 29 Feb) at Plymouth Pavilions. The show will be rescheduled to a later date to be announced soon.’

For those unfamiliar with the agony of kidney stones, they affect more than one in ten people. The condition primarily affects those aged between 30 and 60. These tiny, crystalline formations in the kidneys can be managed at home when small, but when they grow too large, surgery becomes a necessity.

The ‘MACNIFICENT’ tour is set to run until June.

The comedian has faced health challenges before, even staying at a specialised £4,000-per-week weight loss clinic. McIntyre shared his journey at a weight loss clinic in Austria, where he lost over two stones. However, upon his return to the UK, he struggled to maintain the weight loss, partly due to his wife’s preference for the ‘teddy bear Michael.’ He humorously confessed, “She wants teddy bear Michael, not racing snake Michael, the man she first met.”

Returning to the present, McIntyre’s tour is back on track, with the next shows lined up at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on March 8, 9, and 10. This marks a swift recovery, allowing fans to witness McIntyre’s comedic genius again.

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