Music-loving Russell Crowe abandoned plans to sing at a children's charity show on Monday (09Aug10) - and spent the evening reading stories to his sons instead.
The Gladiator actor had volunteered to perform a song at a show for the Australian Children's Music Foundation at the State Theatre in Sydney on Monday evening.
But after travelling to the venue, Crowe's slot was cancelled - and he took advantage of his night off by spending quality time with his kids.
He told followers on his Twitter.com blog, "Not doing the ACMF gig after all, back home reading stories for the boys. It's going to be a huge night up there."
Crowe has fronted rock band The Ordinary Fear of God since 2005. The group is planning a new album and tour next year (11).