John Bishop hosting star-studded Dublin comedy fundraiser for Sean Cox
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John Bishop hosting star-studded Dublin comedy fundraiser for Sean Cox

POPULAR COMEDIAN John Bishop is hosting a star-studded comedy show to help raise funds for Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox

The likes of Michael McIntyre, Tommy Tiernan, Dara O’Briain, Deirdre O’Kane, Joanne McNally, Jason Byrne and Des Bishop will take to the stage at Dublin’s 3Arena this January 10 for a special charity event supporting the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

The trust was set up to help raise money to pay for the rehabilitation of the Co Meath father-of-three, who was left with life-changing injuries following an unprovoked attack in April 2018.

Sean was attacked by Italian soccer fans while on his way to watch Liverpool play AS Roma at Anfield in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

"Seán Cox was just like any other football fan - an ordinary man on his way to watch his team playing a big game,” Bishop said.

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"Then this brutal attack happened and changed his life forever. It could have been any of us.

"One way to support this very brave man is through laughter, so we’ve brought together a brilliant line-up of comedians to help raise money for Seán’s on-going rehabilitation.

"Please come and join us on Friday January 10 as we support Seán.”

He underwent 18 months of treatment in Ireland in the wake of the attack, but his recovery is ongoing.

Sean is now undergoing an intensive 12-week rehabilitation programme at a specialist neurological facility over in England focusing on developing speech and movement.

Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster.ie at 9am on Monday October 14.

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