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Kim Cattrall pulls out of West End play

Kim Cattrall pulls out of West End play

Kim Cattrall has pulled out of a West End play with a mystery illness.

The 'Sex and the City' star was set to play the lead role in 'Linda' at the Royal Court Theatre in Chelsea, London from November 26 onwards but has now dropped out after receiving medical advice.

She said in a statement released by the theatre: "With great sadness and at the advice of my doctors, I will not be able to continue with the Royal Court's production of Linda.

"I appreciate all the support I have received from the theatre and cannot thank them enough for allowing me to put my health first."

The 59-year-old actress - who was born in Liverpool - chose not to disclose her medical condition at this point.

The actress Noma Dumezweni will now replace her as Linda, a 55-year-old woman embarking on ambitious plans to save the world.

The Royal Court's artistic director Vicky Featherstone said: "We are all deeply sorry that Kim is unable to continue with the production and she has our warmest wishes. We are extremely grateful and also thrilled that Noma Dumezweni, one of our most brilliant actors, has agreed to take on this challenge at such short notice. We are delighted that in spite of these difficulties Penelope Skinner's important play can open to our audiences with minimal disruption."