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Performances of Andrew Scott‘s live-streamed play, Three Kings, have been postponed to allow the actor to recover from “minor surgery.”

London’s Old Vic theater – from where Scott was due to tread the boards for a global audience watching at home on Zoom – broke the news on Twitter Thursday evening, informing fans that the actor “is now in hospital to undergo minor surgery.”

In a follow-up tweet, the Old Vic reassured fans that the Fleabag actor’s health issue “isn’t serious (or COVID-19 related),” saying: “We are expecting Andrew to have a speedy recovery.”

“He sends his love and apologies and says he’ll see everyone next week,” the Old Vic added. The postponed performances will now take place next week instead on August 7 and 8.

Announced a couple weeks ago, Three Kings is a brand new play written especially for Scott by Stephen Beresford, writer of the films Pride (which Scott starred in) and Tolkien. It’s the second in the Old Vic’s series of “In Camera” productions aiming to raise money for the historic London theater while it’s closed due to coronavirus. Scott has also donated to a support fund for out-of-work theater professionals launched by his Fleabag co-stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman.

The play is billed as a “hilarious and heartbreaking” story exploring “fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships.”

Scott previously starred in Old Vic productions of Simon Stephens‘ play Sea Wall and Noël Coward‘s Present Laughter, earning himself an Olivier award nomination for the latter.

Here’s hoping he makes a speedy recovery.

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By Nick Levine