Sir Michael Parkinson, 84, cancels literary festival end of September reading due to "mild medical condition"
- Had to stop speaking at Jersey Festival of Words on 27 September
- Doctors suggested that he rest after having a & # 39; small & # 39; health problem was identified
- A spokeswoman for Sir Parkinson said today that he & # 39; hates having to stop & # 39;
Broadcasting legend Sir Michael Parkinson has withdrawn from a festival for health reasons.
The chat show king was set to talk about his life at this month's Jersey Festival of Words, but the 84-year-old canceled after doctors diagnosed him & # 39; mild medical condition & # 39; gifts.
An experienced broadcaster spokeswoman said today that he & # 39; hates having to stop & # 39; but needs rest and recovery.
Jersey Opera House advertised on September 27 & # 39; An evening with Sir Michael Parkinson & # 39; before he withdrew due to poor health
Jersey Opera House where he would speak at the end of September
Sir Michael was to organize an evening with Sir Michael Parkinson in the Jersey Opera House, about his emergence from a coal-mining village in Yorkshire to host a hugely popular national talk show on Saturday night.
Festival organizers said: & # 39; Unfortunately we have to report that Sir Michael Parkinson will not be able to appear at the festival this year due to a mild medical condition that requires rest and recovery.
& # 39; Of course this is hugely disappointing for the festival … and for anyone who has booked tickets. Although we are sure that you will accompany us in wishing Sir Michael a speedy recovery. & # 39;
A spokeswoman for Sir Michael said: & # 39; He hates to retire, but he will try to rearrange his show. & # 39;
Add: & # 39; Michael has had a minor health problem and his doctor suggested he rest. He continues to tour the show. & # 39;
Sir Michael Parkinson with Richard Wilkins from the Today show last month
Jennifer Bridge, president of the festival, said it was & # 39; really disappointing & # 39; but said they are now looking for a replacement act and full refunds will be given to those who have purchased tickets.
The event will still consist of Blue Peter host Konnie Huq, comedian Jenny Eclair, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – the first person to travel the world non-stop – and BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin.
In May of this year, Sir Michael withdrew from an event in Dundee, Scotland for health reasons.
Sir Michael Parkinson, 84, has withdrawn from the Jersey Festival of Words where he had to speak. Shown in the TV show & # 39; Piers Morgan & # 39; s Life Stories & # 39;
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