Peter Kay pulled off stage after fan rushed to hospital during live show

The comedian was forced to halt the show while the situation was dealt with

Peter Kay (PA)
Peter Kay (PA)

Peter Kay was forced to halt his Newcastle show last week after several members of the audience mysteriously fell ill.

As Kay continues his sell-out comeback tour around the UK, the beloved comedian's performances have become a hot commodity.

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But three fans, according to The Sun, were sat in the front row when they all became sick – with worried ticketholders shouting for someone to call an ambulance.

Having noticed the commotion, a worried Kay asked from the stage if they were "being serious" before calling for medical attention from stewards.

Peter Kay (Getty)
Peter Kay (Getty)

One was wheelchaired out of the Newcastle Utilita Arena with the others following behind.

Kay took time off the stage to make sure the situation was dealt with swiftly, before continuing the performance.

"Peter came back on and continued the show but said 'three went down then' and he said he hoped 'they were OK'," they told the paper.

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Kay's tour has been widely celebrated by fans following the star mysteriously removing himself from all work commitments.

The Phoenix Nights and Car Share star has been largely out of the spotlight since December 2017, when he cancelled a planned tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.

After that, he only made few appearances in order to fundraise for charity.

Peter Kay (Getty)
Peter Kay (Getty)

His return was announced during an ad break for 2022's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in November.

Foregoing a major publicity campaign, the funny man released a surprise low-budget promo video where he was caught 'carrying a carpet into his mum's house' while a pal posing as a fan filmed him on a phone from his car.

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During the clip, the 'fan' was seen calling out his famous catchphrases before asking him when he was coming back to the stage.

Appearing on Radio 2's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on 9 November, Kay also confirmed a monthly residency at The O2 in London.

His comeback comedy tour was so in demand that it caused tickets sites to crash, and he's since announced additional dates in order to keep up with demand.

His return dates started on 16 December and will run until 18 November 2023.

Among the surprises, Kay helped one couple get engaged on stage over the Christmas period.

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