John Barrowman cancels Christmas shows after 'severe neck injury'

John Barrowman revealed he had suffered a neck injury at the weekend

John Barrowman revealed he had suffered a neck injury at the weekend

Rushing to the hospital on Saturday, the Dr Who star said he had "severe neck pain" and had to make the hard decision to cancel two shows.

He said before the procedure that he was to have "some small needles then some very big ones put into my neck".

"I can't really move that that's it".

It was a bit uncomfortable.

John took to Instagram on Saturday to share a promo for his A Fabulous Christmas present and made the worrying announcement to followers alongside.

'I'm devastated to must squawk you that as a result of a severe neck anguish, which has made it not seemingly for me to speak & transfer, I've been rushed to health center for a prognosis, ' he wrote on Instagram.

Barrowman, 52, who has starred in the British-science fiction television shows Doctor Who and Torchwood, announced on Instagram he would not be able to make at least the first two dates of his eight-date "Fabulous Christmas Tour".

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He said it was a "very hard decision" to "cancel my performances", adding: "I am so disappointed and upset as I was looking forward to seeing you all".

Barrowman had an MRI to figure out why he was having severe neck pain.

"Hopefully a series of intraspinal injections will reduce inflammation and get me back up & running again in time for Monday's show in Manchester", he said.

John later shared snaps of an MRI scan showing his injuries and explained it suggested he has suffered a C5/6 facet problem - a a joint injury near the top of his spine.

He posted again this morning to let fans know he was awake and set to receive more painkillers and an injection.

MailOnline has contacted John Barrowman's representatives for comment.

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