“Doctor Who” Star John Barrowman Suffers “Severe Neck Injury”; Cancels Shows, Goes for MRI Testing

Entertainment multi-talent John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) suffered a major health scare this weekend, sharing that he was rushed to the hospital with a severe neck injury that left him (in his own words) “impossible for me to sing & move.” The injury forced the celebrity to cancel his upcoming performances at the Bristol Hippodrome show and the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow.

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Here’s a look at what Barrowman had to say about his injury in his initial post:

“I’m devastated to have to tell you that due to a severe neck injury, which has made it impossible for me to sing & move, I’ve been rushed to hospital for a diagnosis. The Doctors have advised me to not perform this weekend while I try and recover, so I’ve had to make the very difficult decision to cancel my performances at the Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday 30th November and at the SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, on Sunday 1st December.

I am so disappointed and upset as I was looking forward to seeing you all, I feel I am letting everyone down, but it’s simply not possible for me to do the show in my current condition. We have thankfully managed to open the Oxford New Theatre concert (Sat 14th December) for Bristol audience members to transfer to, and we have managed to move the Glasgow date to Tues 3rd December so I really hope you will be able to still see me have A Fabulous Christmas. All my love, John x”

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I'm devastated to have to tell you that due to a severe neck injury, which has made it impossible for me to sing & move, I've been rushed to hospital for a diagnosis. The Doctors have advised me to not perform this weekend while I try and recover, so I've had to make the very difficult decision to cancel my performances at the Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday 30th November and at the SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, on Sunday 1st December. I am so disappointed and upset as I was looking forward to seeing you all, I feel I am letting everyone down, but it's simply not possible for me to do the show in my current condition. We have thankfully managed to open the Oxford New Theatre concert (Sat 14th December) for Bristol audience members to transfer to, and we have managed to move the Glasgow date to Tues 3rd December so I really hope you will be able to still see me have A Fabulous Christmas. All my love, John x

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Hours later, Barrowman returned to social media to update fans on his condition: heading out to get an MRI scan on his neck and then waiting for a diagnosis from the medical team:

“Heading to hospital for an MRI scan on my neck!
I’ll Keep you all posted on my progress – Bless you all and thanks for all your good wishes.. JB”

The injury forced the celebrity to cancel his upcoming performances at the Bristol Hippodrome show and the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow. Ticket holders for those shows were given an opportunity to exchange their tickets for future shows:

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