COMEDIAN Russell Brand has rushed to be by his mother's side in hospital after she was injured in a hit-and-run.
Barbara Brand, 71, was in the back of a chauffeur-driven car when the car crash took place yesterday morning in Essex.
Brand had been due to perform in Aberdeen last night as part of his Rebirth tour - which also includes dates in Dublin and Belfast - but pulled out after the shock news.
A statement on His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen said: "Due to a personal emergency Russell’s promoters regrettably announce the postponement of Russell’s tour date at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen tonight.
"Please keep hold of your tickets. Tickets holders will be contacted about the rescheduling of the show very soon.
"We realise this will cause huge disappointment but we will do everything we can to reschedule the date and will be in touch with you soon."
The chauffeur who was driving the Audi A8 was also injured and taken to hospital.
According to The Sun, Essex Police said the injuries are not life-threatening.
They are also now loking for the driver of the other car, an Astra, who fled the scene.