British rapper postpones tour again following “turbulent” year

Professor Green has postponed his UK tour for the second time in six months due to a “turbulent” year.

The follow-up to the rapper’s 2011’s At Your Inconvenience album was originally intended for release last October.

The star had scheduled a UK tour for November and December 2013, and while those 12 gigs were first pushed back to May 2014, they have now been postponed to November and December 2014.

Professor Green – whose real name is Stephen Manderson – was last month banned from driving for a year and ordered to pay a £525 fine and costs for drink-driving.

Announcing the postponement on his website yesterday, the rapper said, “The last 18 months have been mental, turbulent, up and down, round and round, amazing, horrible, happy, sad, frustrating, testing, trying and above all incredibly f*****g stressful.”

“I got hit by a car, got married and then had my life turned upside down by an entirely unfounded arrest for something which I was subsequently not charged,” said the rapper, who is married to Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh.

Now, with the album “finally finished”, the star told his fans, “ You lot have been there the whole way and I can’t wait to get this album out for you all to hear and to get back on stage without a gammy knee or a looming bail date.”