Jasper Carrott postpones tour after revealing he needs major surgery

Birmingham funnyman Jasper Carrott is postponing his tour to undergo heart surgery.

The 72-year-old comedian is going into hospital in August and will need three months to recover.
He told fans: 

"Sadly, I have been told very recently that I need a heart bypass operation. Whilst it’s not desperate it is obviously something which I need to get done as soon as possible.

“All being well, the operation will take place in August and there will then follow a three month recovery period after which I anticipate being able to return to work as normal.

“Unfortunately this effects a number of shows which unavoidably must be postponed until at least early spring next year.

“My sincere apologies to all the theatre-goers who have bought tickets to my shows but I know you will understand that my health comes before anything and I will do my level best to get back in action as soon as possible.

“Thank you for your understanding and again my apologies for the disruption and inconvenience to everyone concerned.”

Jasper, who lives in Knowle, is in the middle of his Stand Up and Rock tour, which has dates later this month in Weston-Super-Mare, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. But all the dates from October onwards have been postponed.

Emails have been sent to all with tickets, which will remain valid for rescheduled dates, or refunds are available.

The show sees Jasper doing a stand-up comedy act before introducing his musical friends Bev Bevan and Geoff Turton.

Jasper, real name Robert Davis, was born and grew up in Acocks Green.

He came 20th in Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians and is married to Hazel with whom he has three daughter and a son. 

His daughter, Lucy Davis, is an actress, best known for The Office as the recent blockbuster Wonder Woman . 

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