Rapper Professor Green has postponed an upcoming tour so he can concentrate on completing his new album.

The Monster hitmaker, real name Stephen Manderson, was scheduled to perform 12 British dates in November (13), but he has scrapped the shows after explaining that his recovery from a car accident earlier this year (13) has cost him valuable studio time.

In a statement to fans, he writes, "Everything was on schedule and then I was unfortunate enough to end up sandwiched between two cars, leaving my health and album/touring schedule in absolute jeopardy.

"I want to make the best possible album I can for you all and I want you to have heard the new music so we can all enjoy the shows how they're meant to be enjoyed. I could have rushed an album for the sake of making the tour, but, as I hope you all know, I'm in this for the music and am not willing to let it suffer due to a date in the diary."

The tour will now be rescheduled to May (14).