Russell Brand has been forced to cancel one of his shows following a terrifying hit-and-run car crash involving his mum, according to reports.
The comedian’s mother Barbara, 71, is said to have been pulled ‘bleeding and screaming’ from the star’s chauffeur-driven car following the smash with a Vauxhall Astra on Thursday.
According to The Sun, the terrifying accident occurred in Brentwood while Barbara was on her way to Russell’s home to babysit his 18-month-old daughter Mabel, who he shares with 30-year-old wife Laura.
A witness at the scene said the Astra lost control when it came round a corner and hit Russell’s Audi at around 11.40am.
“The chauffeur got out and fell”, they told The Sun.
“Russell’s mum was trapped. She had a seatbelt across her chest. She was in pain and people got her out.
“She was in a bad way, lying on a stretcher. She had blood coming from her nose and on the back of her head. We were talking to her, trying to keep her with it.”
Witnesses added that the driver of the Astra got out of their car and “staggered around” before fleeing the scene.
Russell has now cancelled his gig in Aberdeen on Friday due to a “personal emergency”, after reportedly rushing to be by her side in hospital.
A tweet from Aberdeen Performing Arts confirmed the news on Twitter, while a statement on their website reads: “Due to a personal emergency Russell’s promoters regrettably announce the postponement of Russell’s tour date at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen tonight.
“Please keep hold of your tickets. Tickets holders will be contacted about the rescheduling of the show very soon.
“We realise this will cause huge disappointment but we will do everything we can to reschedule the date and will be in touch with you soon.”
Police have also confirmed that an incident had taken place, saying: “The Audi driver and passenger, a man in his 40s and woman in her 70s, were taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
“The occupant of the Astra had left the scene. Enquiries are ongoing to locate them.”