Russell Brand Cancels Perth Concert Hall Show Due To Coronavirus Fears
Comedian Russell Brand has cancelled his sold-out Perth show after a woman attended a show at the Concert Hall on Saturday night tested positive to COVID-19.
Posting the news on Twitter, Brand said, "I am not happy with risk for me or for any of you. My apologies, I hope to see you soon."
WA's Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, said the woman received a positive result on Sunday, after attending the West Australian Symphony Orchestra's Concert Hall performance on Saturday night.
Dr Robertson also urged those who feel unwell -- especially those awaiting test results -- to avoid "public events or restaurants".
"If you have had the testing, obviously do not go out while you're awaiting the results, it's really important that people do stay home and self-isolate, because they do place other people at risk if they don't."
According to WA Today, the woman is in her 70s and was the fourth case of coronavirus in WA.
The woman had reportedly taken a trip to Cuba, returning to Perth on a flight from London where she also spent several days. The woman is now believed to be quarantining herself following the confirmation of her diagnosis.
Brand's show, Recovery Live, has touched down across Australia, kicking off with shows in Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne.
There is no word yet on his final show in Adelaide scheduled for Wednesday, March 11.
Perth Concert Hall has yet to comment on the cancellation.
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