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Rush withdraws from Melbourne theatre show

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Actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of an upcoming Melbourne Theatre Company production. Picture: AFP/ Valerie MaconSource:AFP

ACTOR Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of an upcoming Melbourne Theatre Company production, citing ill health as part of the reason for his decision.

In a statement released by MTC on Monday night, Mr Rush said he had made the choice “with the greatest regret”.

“Due to my current circumstances and medical advice, I must withdraw from the upcoming project of Twelfth Night,” he said.

Geoffrey Rush. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACON

Geoffrey Rush. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONSource:AFP

“I know that I would not be able to provide the necessary creative spirit and the professional stamina required for the project.

“I am certain that Simon Phillips, the Director, will deliver an outstanding production and I wish all involved the very best in its success.”

Mr Rush is currently involved in legal proceedings with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.

Originally published as Rush withdraws from Melbourne theatre show

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