SINGER and entertainer Joe Longthorne has been forced to pull out of his Clacton show this weekend.

The showbiz legend, who has been battling against cancer, was due to perform at the Princes Theatre tomorrow night.

Fans who had already bought tickets will receive full refunds from the venue.

Joe has had to cancel a number of concerts on his current UK tour because of illness.

The theatre's website says: "Joe has been advise by his doctors to continue to rest and relax and get himself stronger and better as the travelling to do the concerts seem to be taking their toll and his specialists have told him he must rest.

"Joe is upset that he cannot come and perform at the venues as scheduled but does realise that his health is important and has expressed his sadness and hopes everyone understands.

"The Princes Theatre managment wish Joe all the very best for the future and will ensure customers will be contacted to arrange full refunds."