THOSE who were planning on seeing Dawn French tonight at Truro's Hall for Cornwall might want to brace themselves for this next paragraph. 

Unfortunately, the performance has been cancelled. 

According to an update from Dawn's team, the comedian is suffering with a 'major knee injury' that has got 'progressively worse' to the point with which she is now unable to walk properly. 

The message goes on to say that French 'sincerely apologises for the cancellation of the performance," before thanking ticket-holders for understanding. 

In a statement issued in the same update, Hall for Cornwall said: "We have emailed all Hall for Cornwall ticket holders for these performances with how to get a refund, credit or donate the value of your booking."

In an update posted on the Hall For Cornwall's social media page, Dawn's team said: "We’re sorry to inform you that tonight's performance of Dawn French has been cancelled.

"Dawn sustained a major knee injury some time ago, but this has got progressively worse. It has now reached a point where she is in excruciating pain and cannot walk properly.

"Dawn sincerely apologises for the cancellation of the performance.

"Thank you for your understanding."

French is most known for her portrayal of Geraldine Granger in the BBC sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley. She has previously also been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and won a BAFTA Fellowship alongside comedy partner Jenifer Saunders.