The comedian stepped back from the limelight in 2017 when he cancelled his tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”
Peter Kay recently announced his return to the stage to help raise money to treat a terminally ill woman.
The comedian stepped back from the limelight in 2017 when he cancelled his tour due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.
And now, he will be appearing in two live Q&A events at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on August 7 for a charity called Do It For Laura.
The charity was set up to help 20-year-old Laura Nuttal from Lancashire – who has glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer.
Despite being a reclusive family man for the last four years, the 48-year-old still made incredible earnings.
What were his earnings?
According to reports, Peter’s net worth is an astounding £32.4 million.
Between 2019 and 2020 alone, Peter apparently made a whopping £1 million thanks to his two main companies.
Records shown on Companies House in October 2020 reveal that his companies Good Night Vienna Productions Ltd and Hussein Traders Ltd are worth £32.39 million combined.
This means it works out to a weekly salary of almost £89,000.
Good Night Vienna Productions files showed £24.8 million in 2020, which is around £1million more than the previous year.
Has he made appearances?
The iconic comedian rarely made any public appearances after stepping out from the limelight.
However, any appearances he did make were mostly for charity.
In April 2018, Peter hosted a charity screening of Car Share in Blackpool and was snapped on a tram ride in the same town a year later.
He also made an appearance in April 2020 on Big Night In.
Peter went on the show to introduce a new version of his charity single “Amarillo”, remade with doctors, nurses and firefighters.
“I asked a lot of you to film yourselves and send it in,” Peter said and asked viewers to donate money to Comic Relief and Children in Need.
“If you can’t, don’t worry about it,” he added. “You’ve got enough going on.”
In February 2020, Peter announced he’d be returning to touring. Again for charity, he’d be hosting six live shows in London, Manchester and Liverpool for Cancer Research UK.
The coronavirus pandemic meant the shows were cancelled, but Peter promised a return as soon as was possible.
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Why did he step back?
Peter was meant to go on a 100-date UK arena tour from April 2018 to 2019.
However, he issued a statement on his Twitter account in December 2017 apologising for cancelled the tour.
“Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects,” he stated.
“This, unfortunately, includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.
“My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first.
“I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again, I’m very sorry.”
Why is he performing now?
He will be performing two charity shows for brave Lancashire woman Laura in August – and the tickets go on sale very soon.
Peter shared on Twitter this morning: “Peter Kay will be performing two very special live Q&A’s in aid of Laura Nuttall at Manchester O2 Apollo on 7th Aug 21. Tickets go on sale on this Friday (30th July) at 9am.”
Peter also shared a link to a Facebook page all about Laura.
The terminally ill girl has been ticking things off her bucket list ever since her devastating brain cancer diagnosis.
The Facebook page states: “Our beautiful 20 year old Laura was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme in October 2018 after a brain scan that showed 6 brain tumours. Laura was in her first term at Kings College London after getting straight A’s in her Alevels last August”.
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