Sir Ian McKellen's West End show is ALSO cancelled tomorrow

Tomorrow's performance of the Sir Ian McKellen's West End show has been cancelled after he fell from the stage while performing on Monday, the production has announced.

The Lord Of The Rings actor, 85, who is currently playing John Falstaff in Player Kings, was in a fight scene when he lost his footing and fell from the stage.

In a statement posted to X, formerly Twitter, the production said he is 'recovering well' and that they 'look forward to him returning to the production as soon as he is ready'.

'The performance on Wednesday 19 June will be cancelled following Ian McKellen's fall during the performance of Player Kings on Monday (17 June)', the statement said.

'Bookers for the affected performance will be contacted by their point of purchase directly. We look forward to welcoming audiences back to the Noel Coward Theatre on Thursday 20 June.

sir ian mckellen's west end show is also cancelled tomorrow

Sir Ian McKellen (centre) bows at the curtain call during the press night performance of 'Player Kings' at the Noel Coward Theatre on April 11

sir ian mckellen's west end show is also cancelled tomorrow

Sir Ian is seen performing in a scene of Player Kings, which is on the West End until June 22

'We are delighted that Ian is recovering well, and look forward to him returning to the production as soon as he is ready. We will keep audiences updates regarding remaining performances this week.'

Audience members told MailOnline the star tumbled off the front of the stage in a 'belly flop fashion' and yelled 'help me... my arms' just before the interval of Player Kings at the Noël Coward theatre in London.

The crowd were evacuated from the theatre at around 8pm while medics were called to the venue - and ticket holders were told the evening show had been cancelled.

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