Sandi Toksvig is ‘seriously ill’ with pneumonia in Australian hospital: Star cancels tour as her team says priority is to get her home to the UK as soon ‘as she is well enough’
- The Danish-British presenter, 64, was diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia and is currently spending time in hospital
- She took to the stage at Sydney’s State Theatre last Monday and was set to perform in New Zealand this Sunday before being admitted to hospital
Sandi Toksvig has taken ill during her live tour and is currently in an Australian hospital after being diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia.
The Danish-British presenter, 64, has been forced to cancel the New Zealand leg of the tour due to the illness, with her team focusing on getting her home to the UK.
Sharing the news with fans via Twitter, her official account explained that the comedian is not yet well enough to travel or perform.
Scare: Sandi Toksvig, 64, has been admitted to hospital in Australia with pneumonia and forced to cancel the next leg of her tour
Writing to her 343K Twitter followers, Sandi’s team penned: ‘Due to illness, Sandi has cancelled the New Zealand leg of her tour.
‘She has been admitted to hospital with bronchial pneumonia while still in Australia and is unable to travel & perform. Our main priority is getting her home to the UK as soon as she is well enough – Team Toksvig.’
Sandi took to the stage at Sydney’s State Theatre last Monday and was set to perform in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday before the illness.
Taking time: Sandi’s team are focusing on getting the TV star back to the UK, as she is currently unable to travel home
Sad news: Writing to her 343K Twitter followers, Sandi’s team penned: ‘Due to illness, Sandi has cancelled the New Zealand leg of her tour
Many fans tweeted Sandi their well wishes, with one penning: ‘Wishing Sandi a full and speedy recovery. Tell her to make sure she rests, even when she thinks she’s better.’
While one guest from the Sydney show explained that the comedian had admitted to not feeling well during her last live appearance.
The TV personality is known for presenting shows such as the Great British Bake Off, and began her tour on Saturday 12 November.
Support: Many fans tweeted Sandi their well wishes, with one penning: ‘Wishing Sandi a full and speedy recovery. Tell her to make sure she rests, even when she thinks she’s better’
Arriving in Australia last month, Sandi explained that she was ‘thrilled’ to be Down Under for the tour.
‘Thanks so much for the warm welcome, Canberra. Thrilled to be here and looking forward to the rest of the tour! Who’s coming?’ she wrote.
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