Singer Joe Longthorne forced to call off Doncaster gig for second time

Joe Longthorne.

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Singer Joe Longthorne has been forced to cancel a date in Doncaster tonight due to ill health.

The star had already postponed the show at Cast from April and a spokesman for the theatre has announced that the star will now not perform at the venue this year.

It said: “This performance has been cancelled. Unfortunately, due to continued ill health Joe Longthorne will not perform at Cast this year. Anyone who had booked tickets has been contacted by our box office.

“We’re sure you will join us in wishing Joe well for a speedy recovery.”

The star has been dogged by ill health for years and has previously called off shows at The Dome and the former Civic Theatre.

In 1989 he was diagnosed with lymphoma but his illness degenerated into leukaemia, and he underwent a bone marrow transplant.