Magician Paul Daniels diagnosed with brain tumour

Magician Paul Daniels diagnosed with brain tumour

British magician and veteran entertainer Paul Daniels has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour, his family has announced.

The much-loved personality, who was one of the biggest stars on British TV, has given no further details on his condition.

A family statement issued by Paul's publicist on Saturday morning (20Feb16) read: "We can confirm that one of our greatest magicians and entertainers of all times, Paul Daniels, has sadly been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

"On behalf of Paul, Debbie and their families, we thank you for your kind concerns and support at this sad time and ask that their privacy continues to be respected. There will be no further comments at this time."

In 1979, Paul launched The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran for 15 years. He married his on-stage assistant, fellow performer Debbie McGee, in 1988.

She wrote on Twitter.com on Saturday after the news was announced of her husband's condition, "With great sadness".

An appearance at the Leicester Comedy festival earlier this week (beg15Feb16) was cancelled at short notice, as was another date in Nottingham, the BBC reports.

His manager has announced that all future shows have now been cancelled.

- Cover Media