Peter Kay announces return after long absence from spotlight

Peter Kay has broken his silence to announce he’ll be performing two very special live shows next month.

The Car Share comedian, who stepped back from the public eye in 2017, will be participating in two Q&A’s in aid of Laura Nuttall at Manchester O2 Apollo on 7th Aug 21.

Laura, 20, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-growing and aggressive brain tumour, in October 2018 after a brain scan that showed six tumours.

Fans were bowled over by the news of the funnyman’s return, with one branding him an ‘absolute hero’.

Laura’s mum wrote: ‘Still can’t believe this actually happening! So incredibly grateful to Peter for doing this and just cannot wait for August 7th.’

Peter stepped back from the public eye in 2017, cancelling his 14-month tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.

A statement shared on his social media profile at the time read: ‘Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.

‘My sincerest apologies… I’m sure you’ll understand that my family must always come first.

Peter Kay will be performing two very special live Q&A’s in aid of Laura Nuttall at Manchester O2 Apollo on 7th Aug 21.
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‘I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again, I’m very sorry.’

He has kept a low profile ever since, aside from pre-recorded TV appearances.

Peter delighted fans in January when he made a brief return to the fray on Cat Deeley’s Radio 2 debut.

Listeners were clearly thrilled as the 48-year-old phoned into Cat’s show for a quick catch-up, as well as some fun and games.

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