Rowan Atkinson has had to pull out of performances as Fagin in the West End production of Oliver after undergoing an emergency hernia operation. The Bean star had been nursing the problem for some time but needed surgery after falling ill during a holiday last week.
A statement from the show's producers says: "The problem flared up badly whilst on a break with his family this week. He has cut short his holiday to fly back to have surgery immediately to speed the recovery process. The condition, whilst neither serious nor dangerous, is extremely painful and prevents normal movement, making performing impossible."
Johnny Ikon wishes Rowan well - get well soon!! He's expected back at work on April 27th.
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