Russell Brand cancels Aberdeen stand-up show
Stand-up comedian Russell Brand cancelled a show in Aberdeen at short notice due to a "personal emergency".
The comedian was set to perform his new show Re:Birth for fans at His Majesty's Theatre in the city on Thursday evening.
However, the show's cancellation was announced by Brand's promoters hours earlier.
It later emerged that Brand's mother Barbara, 71, had been taken to hospital after being hurt in a car crash.
The Sun reported that she had been in the back of the comedian's chauffeur-driven car when it was involved in a collision in Essex. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.
The injuries sustained by Barbara Brand and the chauffeur were not thought to be life-threatening.
In a statement, Brand's promoters said: "Due to a personal emergency Russell's promoters regrettably announce the postponement of Russell's tour date at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen tonight.
"Please keep hold of your tickets. Ticket holders will be contacted about the rescheduling of the show very soon."
Aberdeen Performing Arts director Ben Torrie said: "We realise this will cause huge disappointment but we will do everything we can to reschedule the date."
Fans have been advised to keep tickets for the cancelled performance.