Russell Brand cancels comedy tour after his mom suffers ‘life-threatening’ injuries in car accident (Video)

Russell Brand has canceled the rest of his comedy tour after his mom Barbara sustained “life-threatening” injuries after a car accident.

“My mum has been a serious road accident and has sustained … numerous life-threatening injuries, so I won’t be able to do the rest of my ‘Re:Birth’ tour,” Brand said in a social media video posted on Monday.

“If you have tickets they’ll be refunded or possibly rescheduled but I can’t really imagine that, I certainly can’t imagine performing at the moment because I feel too sad and connected to this,” he continued, adding, “I apologize, but obviously it’s circumstances beyond my control.”

He thanked his fans for the positive messages and asked for fans to keep his mom in their thoughts and prayers. He also said he would be absent from social media for quite some time.

Watch the video below.

19 PHOTOS
Russel Brand out and about
See Gallery
Russel Brand out and about
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRCA SEPTEMBER 29(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): British comedian Russel Brand performs at Montecasino as part of his Trew World Order tour on September 29, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brand has two more shows lined-up for Johannesburg before heading to the Cape. (Photo by Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Russel Brand onstage at Spike TV's 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Russel Brand onstage at Spike TV's 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US singer Katy Perry (L) poses with her husband, British comic Russel Brand, on the red carpet on November 7, 2010 prior the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) host in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Russel Brand attends the Topshop Topman LA Opening Party held at Cecconi's Restaurant on February 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Russel Brand arriving for the UK Premiere of Arthur, at the Cineworld O2, The O2 Arena, SE10. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Russel Brand, Katy Perry, her mother Mary Hudson and her father Keith Hudson attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Get Him To The Greek' at The Greek Theatre on May 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
***EXCLUSIVE*** JAIPUR, INDIA - DECEMBER 31: File picture of British comedian Russel Brand and his girlfriend Katy Perry sightseeing at the Amber Fort on December 31, 2009 on the outskirts of Jaipur in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. DECEMBER 30, 2011: Comedian Russell Brand is divorcing singer Katy Perry after just 14 months of marriage. The pair were married in India in October 2010 but Brand today confirmed he was splitting from the pop star. He is said to have already filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing 'irreconcilable differences'. The couple spent Christmas 7,000 miles apart with Perry in Hawaii and Brand in Cornwall, England. Both had been seen without their wedding rings in the days leading up to Brand's announcement of their split. The pair are said to have had a huge row. PHOTOGRAPH BY NIKLAS HALLE'N / BARCROFT INDIA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
Russel Brand; GQ Men of the Year 2006 Awards at the Royal Opera House, London.; 5th September 2006; Job : 14855; (Photo by JAB Promotions/Photoshot/Getty Images)
Russell Brand at The 2008 O2 Clef Awards, Park Lane, London, 4th july 2008. (Photo by Andrew Cowie/Photoshot/Getty Images)
Russell Brand at The 2008 O2 Clef Awards, Park Lane, London, 4th july 2008. (Photo by Andrew Cowie/Photoshot/Getty Images)
***EXCLUSIVE*** JAIPUR, INDIA - DECEMBER 31: File picture of British comedian Russel Brand and his girlfriend Katy Perry sightseeing at the Amber Fort on December 31, 2009 on the outskirts of Jaipur in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. DECEMBER 30, 2011: Comedian Russell Brand is divorcing singer Katy Perry after just 14 months of marriage. The pair were married in India in October 2010 but Brand today confirmed he was splitting from the pop star. He is said to have already filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing 'irreconcilable differences'. The couple spent Christmas 7,000 miles apart with Perry in Hawaii and Brand in Cornwall, England. Both had been seen without their wedding rings in the days leading up to Brand's announcement of their split. The pair are said to have had a huge row. PHOTOGRAPH BY NIKLAS HALLE'N / BARCROFT INDIA /Barcoft Media via Getty Images
Russel Brand; GQ Men of the Year 2006 Awards at the Royal Opera House, London.; 5th September 2006; Job : 14855; (Photo by JAB Promotions/Photoshot/Getty Images)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO Actors Russell Brand and Greta Gerwig filming a kissing scene on set of 'Arthur' outside Grand Central Station in New York, NY on August 3, 2010. CG (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Russel Brand and mother attend the premiere of Rock Of Ages at Odeon, Leicester Square. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actor Russel Brand attends a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actor Russel Brand (L) and CEO of Dreamworks Animation Jeffery Katzenberg arrives at Spike TV's 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRCA SEPTEMBER 29(SOUTH AFRICA OUT): British comedian Russel Brand performs at Montecasino as part of his Trew World Order tour on September 29, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brand has two more shows lined-up for Johannesburg before heading to the Cape. (Photo by Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2015/01/31: Actor Russel Brand takes part in the demonstration against housing issue in London, from Shoreditch to the City Hall in Tower Bridge. (Photo by Andrea Baldo/LightRocket via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.