Amy Schumer cancels Australian tour due to unspecified illness

Amy Schumer. Photo: Getty
Amy Schumer. Photo: Getty

US comedian Amy Schumer has pulled out of a stand-up tour across Australia and New Zealand because of illness.

Schumer’s tour was set to kick off in Perth this Saturday, with dates in arenas across Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland to follow.

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But a statement released by touring company Live Nation on Monday said Schumer’s December tour was cancelled due to an unspecified illness.

Replacement dates have not yet been worked out because of the comedian’s busy schedule, although Live Nation said it is working to re-book “as soon as is practical”.

Full refunds will be given to those who bought the tickets by credit or debit card within ten working days and customers who bought at an agency by cash or EFTPOS will be contacted by Ticketek directly to advise how to process their refund.

AAP