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Frank Skinner cancels Edinburgh Fringe run due to family health issue

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Frank Skinner has been forced to cancel his Edinburgh Fringe run because of a family health issue. The comedian was set to kick off a run of his new show 30 Years of Dirt at Assembly Roxy tonight (Thursday) but has pulled out.It was a comeback to the stage for Frank, 65, who enjoyed huge TV success in the late nineties and noughties and even had a successful music career with comedy partner David Baddiel.Recently he's been the subject of a South Bank Show profile and Three Lions, which he co-wrote with Baddiel and Ian Broudie from the Lightning Seeds, has been rocketing up the charts thanks to England’s success in the Euros.Skinner’s agents Avalon said: ‘Due to a family health issue, Frank Skinner is unable to travel for the foreseeable future, therefore his sold-out 30 Years of Dirt stand-up show at Assembly, Edinburgh this August has regrettably been cancelled.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund.’Frank has a ten-year-old son, Buzz, with his partner Cath Mason, who works as an agent.He recently told the Mirror why Edinburgh is close to his heart.He said: "There’s a place, Advocate's Close, off the Royal Mile, where my son was conceived.

I’ve photographed him standing in front of the sign. I can only explain it in vague terms, like, "this is where the first part of you happened".

I do think conception venues aren't celebrated enough. Birthdays are so boring."Get the latest celebrity gossip and telly news sent straight to your inbox.

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