Louise Redknapp has announced she will temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5 The Musical.
The ex-member of Eternal fell on Tuesday, cutting her chin and fracturing her wrist, resulting in her being signed off work for two months.
The star shared a photo of her bloodied face after she was rushed to hospital following the ‘nasty fall’ in the street on her way to rehearsals for 9 To 5.
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It breaks my heart 💔to say I am having to take some time out and won’t be able to continue with my role in 9-5. Due to a nasty fall I have only gone and fractured my wrist and got 10 (yes 10) stitches in my chin. 🤕 Following my doctors orders- they have said I will be ok but as they say in the theatre 🎭 ’the show must go on’ and I wish the rest of the fabulous cast an amazing opening night and I will be back on that stage for @9to5themusicaluk before you know it. 💔😢💔
In a statement, producers told Encore Radio:
“Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5 The Musical. The recovery time recommended means Louise is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening. Together we have made the difficult decision to delay Louise’s start date in the show. We hope that Louise will start performances sometime towards the end of March/early April 2019. Everyone at 9 to 5 wishes Louise a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back”.