Professor Green cancels Birmingham show after a life threatening seizure

Professor Green has been forced to cancel his upcoming tour – including a show in Birmingham – after fracturing his neck just hours before his first performance.

The British rapper said in a post to Instagram that he had had three seizures resulting in a fall which fractured vertebrae in his neck.

Green – known off stage as Stephen Manderson – was due to embark on a tour of the UK, with a performance at the O2 in Birmingham on Wednesday 13 February. 

The rapper, 35, shared a picture of himself strapped onto a stretcher with his head supported and a neck brace, with a tube in his nose.

Along with the picture on Instagram, he wrote: “I had seizure this morning which resulted in a fall while I was packing for tour.

“Depending on how you look at this fall I was extremely lucky. I fractured vertebrae in my neck and subsequently had to cancel my tour that was due to start today.

“I’ll be back in the winter with a bigger tour. I’ve had two further seizures and am lucky I didn’t break my neck. Thanks for baring [sic] with me.”

Due to a serious neck injury Professor Green has been forced to cancel his February 2019 tour. Tickets for all dates are refundable. Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.