Dawn French admits shes ignored warnings not to go on tour by her surgeon

Dawn French has admitted that she was asked not to go on tour by her surgeon, but doesn’t want to “let people down”.

The British comedian will return to Australia for the first time in eight years to perform a series of theatre shows across the country.

However, the actress has been advised by her friends and her surgeon to pull out of the tour.

Speaking to Saga Magazine, she said: “My surgeon doesn’t want me to do this tour.

“And lots of people have tried to talk me out of it.

“But I booked it before I knew I had to have surgery and I refuse to let people down.”

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The comedy queen is presenting a one-woman stand up tour and last toured Australia in 2016.

Dawn is best known for the popular comedy show French and Saunders which aired from 1997 until 2005.

She is also known for playing the lead role in the BBC sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley.

Following her split from her ex-husband Lenny Henry, Dawn embarked on a dramatic weight loss journey.

The comedian weighed 19 stone and underwent keyhole surgery in 2014 after a cancer scare.

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Dawn is embarking on a tour to Australia next year [Saga Magazine]

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Dawn admitted that she had no other option but to slim down.

She said: “When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doctor told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so.

“Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover.”

She managed to shed a large amount of weight after following a low-calorie diet.

She added: “It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone. I could have the keyhole surgery.”

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