Leeds-born comedian Barry Cryer forced to cancel show after breaking hip

Barry Cryer is undergoing surgery after breaking his hip in a fall.

Barry Cryer.

The 83-year-old Leeds-born comedian and writer was forced to cancel his show Strictly Come Joking at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham last night because of the injury.

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Cryer’s agent Sarah Chanin said she was unsure of the extent of the injury but that he was "about to have the operation imminently".

The show is being rescheduled.