Susan Egan is taking a step back from the “Disney Princess – The Concert” tour after being diagnosed with the temporary facial paralysis condition, Bell’s palsy.
The actress — who originated the role of Belle in the Broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast” and voiced Megara in Disney’s 1997 animated film “Hercules” — will no longer perform as Belle in the traveling princess production, but will stay on as a producer.
Keeping a sense of humor in announcing the news, Egan shared a photo of Disney’s animated Belle raising an eyebrow. READ MORE: Danny DeVito Jokes He Should Be The Live-Action Hercules: ‘If They Don’t Put Me In That, They Don’t Have A Hair On Their A**’ “So, this past week I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy (cute right?
Belle!) – a temporary condition which paralyzes one side of the face. I’m told it’s triggered by a virus, and it seems we have one of those lurking about,” she captioned the image. “I should make a full recovery, but like Justin Bieber (good company!), who announced a similar condition, I’m unable to perform at this time, and thus will not be on tour with Disney Princess – The Concert this fall,” she continued. “I will of course continue in my role as executive producer, alongside my amazing partners, working daily behind the scenes to bring you an absolutely incredible production!” Egan said that Anneliese van der Pol and Sarah Uriarte Berry will step in to perform in her place.Read more on etcanada.com