He's got shingles, poor lamb...

HAR MAR SUPERSTAR has been forced to cancel his forthcoming support slot with HOT HOT HEAT after contracting shingles.

The US funkster was set to perform his first show with the Canadian four-piece tomorrow (April 30) at Manchester Hop And Grape before setting off on seven other shows around the UK.

Har Mar, otherwise known as Michigan native Sean Tillman, said he will be back soon.

“Apparently I’ve got a pirate’s disease called shingles. I’m really sorry I had to cancel the shows but I didn’t want to give everyone in the UK chest herpes,” he said. ” I’m still the fucking best and I’ll be living in the UK all summer so you’ll get enough of me then. I’m now taking applications from naughty nurses.”

The dates affected include:

Manchester Hop and Grape (April 30)

Oxford Zodiac (May 1)

London ULU (2)

Dublin Whelans (3)

Sheffield Big Beat Boutique (4)

Edinburgh Venue (5)

Leeds Cockpit (6)

Birmingham Academy (7)