Ruby Wax sustains ‘severe injuries’ from a ‘severe’ accident

Ruby Wax, 66, sustains ‘severe injuries’ from serious horse riding accident as she’s forced to cancel her tour

  • The comedian, 66, had been due to perform her show, How To Be Human, at The Pleasance Grand from 18 to 24 August 
  • The mental health campaigner apologised to her fans on Saturday as she shared a Twitter statement from her representatives Chambers Touring 
  • The statement read: ‘Following a serious accident on holiday Ruby has suffered severe injuries to her back and is unable to perform in Edinburgh’ 

Ruby Wax has been forced to cancel her Edinburgh Fringe shows after sustaining ‘severe injuries’ from a horse riding accident. 

The comedian, 66, had been due to perform her show, How To Be Human, at The Pleasance Grand from 18 to 24 August.

However, she has been ordered to take time out to recover after falling from a horse during a holiday, but has vowed to get back on stage soon.  

Recovering: Ruby Wax has been forced to cancel her Edinburgh Fringe shows after sustaining ‘severe injuries’ from a horse riding accident

The mental health campaigner apologised to her fans on Saturday as she shared a Twitter statement from her representatives Chambers Touring. 

It read: ‘Following a serious accident on holiday Ruby has suffered severe injuries to her back and is unable to perform in Edinburgh.

‘Under doctor’s orders, she is taking time out to recover, but will get the show on the road again as soon as she can.

‘Ruby is incredibly sorry that she will not be able to perform the run which she had been so looking forward to.’

Cancelled: The comedienne, 66, had been due to perform her show, How To Be Human, at The Pleasance Grand from 18 to 24 August

She added: ‘Sorry to everyone who bought tickets and I hope to see you soon. I’ll miss you x … Thank you all for all your kind messages and thoughts – you are helping me recover faster x’. 

In another statement, Ruby announced: ‘I am hugely disappointed and so sorry to everyone who has bought tickets. My injuries are quite serious and I do need to take the time to heal and recover.’

The actress and mental health campaigner added: ‘I’ve been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe with my shows for over 30 years and always had the most amazing time.’ 

‘I am hugely disappointed and so sorry to everyone who has bought tickets. My injuries are quite serious and I do need to take the time to heal and recover.’ 

Apology: The mental health campaigner apologised to her fans on Saturday as she shared a Twitter statement from her representatives Chambers Touring

Ruby shot to fame in the UK in the late nineties with her hard-hitting documentaries covering subjects such as the Ku Klux Klan and offbeat religions.  

The US comedian has three children with Ed Bye, who she met in 1985 while working on the series Girls on Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

The star has been open about her own long struggle with clinical depression which is the basis for her latest tour, based on her book How to be Human.

Comeback queen: Ruby has been ordered to take time out to recover after falling from a horse during a holiday, but has vowed to get back on stage soon

 

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