Comedian Brendan Grace is receiving treatment for lung cancer.
Speaking to the Irish Daily Mirror, a spokesperson said: "Brendan Grace has been in the hospital for the last four weeks receiving treatment for pneumonia.
It has now transpired that he is also suffering from cancer for which he is receiving ongoing care and treatment
He went on to add that the following upcoming shows have been cancelled:
July 6 - Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney - Ballyvourney
July 12 - Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel - Cork
July 18 - Listowel Arms Hotel - Co. Kerry
July 19 - Hibernian Hotel - Mallow, Cork
August 2 - Crover House - Mountnugent
August 8 - Castle Dargan Hotel - Sligo
August 9 - Diamond Coast Hotel - Co. Sligo
August 22 - Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Country Club - Co. Carlow
August 23 - Ashdown Park Hotel - Gorey
Grace's family also requests that their privacy is respected.
As the legendary funnyman lives in the United States with his wife Eileen, the spokesperson added that he is hospitalised in Ireland and will “be remaining there for ongoing treatment”.
Grace is an Irish showbiz veteran, with a lengthy career over 50 years spanning into music, stand-up comedy and acting.
Of course, he is best known for his cameo as Father Fintan Stack in Father Ted and portraying his character of Bottler.