Comedian Bob has three times heart bypass

Comedian Bob has three times heart bypass


Bob Mortimer has cancelled the primary leg with comedy partner Vic Reeves after getting a triple heart bypass surgery.

Mortimer was due to take to the stage alongside Reeves within a 25th anniversary show next month in Glasgow. Neil Reading, spokesman for Mortimer, 56, said he needed “several weeks” to recuperate from your procedure. Reeves said: “I am so pleased the procedure has gone well and Bob is fixed. Many due to the surgeon.”

Their tour, 25 Years The Poignant Minutes, was due to start on 8 November. Reading said: “Bob would like to thank his adviser and all the nursing staff in the hospital for looking after him so nicely.

“He now desires several weeks to fully recover, so unfortunately the initial leg of the UK tour will soon be cancelled.”

The tour is expected to combine elements from TV shows like Shooting Stars and Vic Reeves Big Night Out, with characters such as Man with all The Stick, The Stotts and Mulligan and O’Hare.

All ticket holders for performances from 8 November are advised to contact their point of purchase for a refund. It’s expected the February 2016 and January shows will go ahead as planned.