Embattled comedian Bill Cosby cancelled two of his stand-up shows in Massachusetts on Sunday (08Feb15) due to inclement weather.

The Cosby Show star was slated to appear at Boston's The Wilbur Theatre for two sets on Sunday night, but with a winter storm due to hit America's East Coast, Cosby axed the gigs amid safety fears.

A statement from Cosby reads, "I have decided to cancel for your travel safety. No need to worry, I will be back soon to raise the roof with laughter."

Previous reports suggested up to 300 protesters were expected to demonstrate outside the venue during his shows amid an ongoing storm over historic sexual assault allegations from more than 30 women.

His attorneys have denied the accusations, but a number of promoters have scrapped shows booked by the comedian for his ongoing U.S. stand-up tour.

The theatre owner and promoter for the Boston gigs, Bill Blumenreich tells the Boston Herald newspaper that he had initially hoped to cancel all Cosby's shows due to the scandal, but the funnyman would only let him axe seven of the nine gigs that were scheduled.

Blumenreich says, "I tried to cancel all the shows, but I had a contract with the guy and, for these two shows, he's holding me to the contract."

It is not known whether the axed shows will be rescheduled.