Professor Green has postponed his 12-date headline tour due to a ''mental'' 18 months.

The 'Just Be Good To Green' rapper, who was banned from driving for a year after pleading guilty to drink-driving last month, was set to play venues across Britain in May but has pushed the gigs back for the second time until November and December.

In a statement posted on his website today (14.04.14), he said: ''Dear all, 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***ing stressful.''

The 30-year-old rapper, who is married to former reality TV star Millie Mackintosh, claims he wanted to release his new album 'Growing Up In Public' last year but it was delayed back along with the tour, which was moved to May and has now been postponed again.

He continued: ''As most of you are aware a lot has happened in my wonderfully colourful day to day life.

''I got hit by a car, got married and then had my life turned upside down [after being arrested].''

He insists the album is now complete and is in fact better because of the ''chaos'', although he won't apologise for it being late.

Professor Green explained: ''I'd be sorry if it was sh*t, there's no coming back from that. No one ever released a great album late - albums are done when they're done, there is in fact no such thing as a late album - so there.

''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.''

He added: ''Back before you know it, I can't wait to see you in November when we can sing our little hearts out together.''

The star signed off, ''Greeners xx P.S. You just bloody wait for what happens at the drop!!!''

Professor Green also teased new track 'I'm Not Your Man' on his website, taken from the upcoming record.