Veteran actress Joan Collins has pulled out of several performances of a traditional British pantomime this week (begs27Dec10) after falling ill.
The Dynasty legend has been playing the role of Queen Rat in a seasonal run of family show DICk Whittington at the Hippodrome in Birmingham, England over the festive season.
But audience members this week have missed out on seeing Collins in the production, after she was struck down with a severe cold.
Venue boss Stuart Griffiths tells Britain's Daily Mail, "We are taking each performance as it comes and hope Joan will be back soon."
The show is set to run until 30 January (11).