Comedian Hannah Gadsby has had to cancel a string of tour dates in Europe after breaking her leg in Iceland.
In a video on Instagram, Gadsby told her followers that she had the unfortunate accident while visiting Reykjavík on her world tour of latest stand-up show Body of Work.
“I went to Iceland and discovered why it’s called… Ice-land,” she said.
“I fell over and I’ve broken my leg in two places. I’ve had plates and screws put in. I’m in a lot of pain.”
The comedian went on, “This cheer that you’re detecting right now? Drugs, and they’re running out.”
Gadsby is confined to a wheelchair after the accident. She told fans it means she can’t go ahead with upcoming shows scheduled in Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris and Milan.
The comedian apologised to fans who were set to see her on stage with her latest stand-up show this weekend. She said the shows will be rescheduled for later in the year.
“The shows must not go on, I will not break another leg,” she said.
“I’m okay, don’t panic. Watch your step, stay safe and I’ll update you again soon.”
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Hannah Gadsby toured Body of Work around Australia last year
Last month Hannah Gadsby wrapped up an Australian leg of her Body of Work tour, before the dates in Europe and the US.
But she’ll be back for more Australian and New Zealand from August to October.
Last month Hannah Gadsby confirmed her long-awaited memoir is finally on the way.
Gadsby will release her first book, titled Ten Steps to Nanette, on March 29, 2022.
Last year Hannah Gadsby announced she had married her wife Jenney Shamash in January.
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