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Injury Forces Dick Van Dyke To Cancel New Musical

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An injury has forced Dick Van Dyke to cancel his new musical show in Los Angeles.

Geffen Playhouse publicist Allison Rawlings released a statement Thursday that says Van Dyke is unable to perform because of an injury to his Achilles tendon, which began bothering him last week. As a result, the theater was forced to cancel the upcoming run of “Dick Van Dyke – Step in Time: A Musical Memoir.”

Van Dyke, who turns 85 on Monday, performed in the preview show Wednesday night, but Rawlings says he aggravated the injury.

In the statement, Van Dyke said the injury is forcing him to be off his feet for awhile and thanked everyone for their understanding and support.

The show, a career-retrospective, was scheduled to run through Jan. 16.

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