Sandi Toksvig, an Australian comedian and presenter, has been admitted to hospital with bronchial pneumonia.
The 64-year-old, who is best known for hosting the Great British Bake Off and QI, has since canceled a number of tour dates.
Toksvig’s Twitter account stated, “Due to illness, Sandi has canceled the New Zealand leg of her tour.”
“She has been admitted to hospital with bronchial pneumonia while still in Australia and is unable to travel & perform.”
Bronchial pneumonia is a type of pneumonia that is characterized by acute inflammation of the bronchi, which are the two large tubes that carry air from the windpipe to the lungs, and is frequently accompanied by inflamed patches in the nearby lobules.
Toksvig’s New Zealand leg of her tour was set to begin on Sunday, with stops in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland.
She recently finished a string of live dates in Australia, including stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.
Her show, titled Sandi Toksvig Live!, is described as being “an evening of comedy and curiosities” in which she shares “little known facts” and tells “tall tales” alongside some “really silly jokes”.
Toksvig announced her departure as co-host of Bake Off in January 2020, saying she wanted to focus on other projects.
Little Britain star Matt Lucas was announced as her replacement, joining Noel Fielding to present from inside the Channel 4 show’s tent.