The actor, who originated the role of Jean Valjean in the stage production of Les Miserables, was scheduled to perform on Wednesday night (15Feb17), but he has been forced to axe the show on medical advice.

"Colm saw throat specialist, Professor Con Timon, at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dublin and was advised no full voice use or singing for the foreseeable future so that his vocal cords can heal properly," a statement reads. "Colm will make a full recovery and return to the stage as soon as he possibly can. Colm is very disappointed."

Wilkinson postponed a string of shows last year (16) after undergoing a back operation.