Jim Gaffigan cancels Israel show due to wife’s illness

May 10, 2017 21:15
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Due to his wife’s illness, comedian Jim Gaffigan has decided to cancel a June 30 show at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium, along with his entire tour.

The comedian’s wife and writing partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, is in recovery after undergoing surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumor.

Two weeks ago, an MRI revealed Jeannie had a large tumor around her brain stem. “After nine hours of urgent surgery the tumor was completely removed,” Jim wrote on Facebook. “She is now recovering at home.”

The comedy couple, who wed in 2003, have five children together.

Gaffigan has apologized to his Israeli fans and promises to try and come back as soon as possible.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
Police tell residents of W. Bank settlement to remain at home for security incident