Trevor Noah postpones Abu Dhabi show
"I hate cancelling shows but I also hate the thought of losing my voice forever," Noah said in an earlier social media post
Trevor Noah's bruised vocal cords have claimed another show - and this time it's his Abu Dhabi appearance at du Forum.
The Emmy-award winning comedian and host of The Daily Show was scheduled to perform at the Yas Island venue on December 21. However, after cancelling a string of international shows in the past couple of weeks due to bruised vocal cords, promoters have decided to postpone the show until an undisclosed date in 2019.
A statement on the Yas Island website says: "Due to unforeseen health issues, the Trevor Noah show scheduled for Friday Dec 21st at the du Forum has been postponed to a future date.
"We are working with the organisers to find the best suitable show date in 2019, which will be announced as soon as it is confirmed."
Those with tickets to the event would have them automatically transferred to the new date in 2019, the statement said. However, those wanting a refund would need to contact Ticketmaster directly.
The Daily Show host first postponed several shows in November due to his illness, and went on to announce on Instagram on December 4 that he was cancelling his South African leg. In the post, he said he was cancelling all further shows in 2018.
"I hate cancelling shows but I also hate the thought of losing my voice forever," Noah wrote.
However, there had been no word about his Abu Dhabi show until now, and fans had been holding out hope he might recover by then.
A regular performer in the Emirates, UAE fans here have seen the South African comic grow from an up-and-coming talent to a superstar comic and Hollywood celebrity. As well as numerous stage appearances in Abu Dhabi and Dubai over the years, he even helped launch OSN’s Comedy Central channel.
He shot to fame when he took over from Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show in 2015. His growing list of achievements includes Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for The Daily Show – Between the Scenes. His book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, is being made into a film and will star Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Updated: December 13, 2018 03:27 PM