David Jason has given an update on his health after being forced to reschedule an appointment Only fools and horses convention.
The sitcom star, who played Derek “Del Boy” Trotter on the long-running BBC series, was set to attend a convention alongside some of his co-stars this October.
However, the event had to be postponed by three months while Jason, 83, recovers from surgery.
He told his fans on his Facebook page: “I’m very sorry for the disappointment and any inconvenience this may cause, but we have to change the date for the upcoming event.” Only fools and horses convention.
“Unfortunately, I’ve just been told that I need a new bionic body part fitted. I’m not going to tell you which part it is or you’ll all want one!
He continued, “And don’t worry, it won’t be supplied by Monkey Harris, it will be the Pukka gear.”
Although Monkey Harris never appeared in the series, he was often credited as selling shady goods.
“I really hope that everyone can make the new date (January 13th and 14th) and that we all have something nice to look forward to!” Jason added, calling the events “such an enjoyable celebration for me and the rest of the world .” Fools only pour”.
He said: “It’s a privilege to meet so many of you, but I want to do it with the smile on my face I’ve always had.”
Jason starred in the series, created by John Sullivan, from the first episode in 1981 to the final episode – a Christmas special – in 2003. There were 64 episodes in total.
It is unknown what other stars will appear there Fools only Convention in Milton Keynes in January, but earlier this month Gwyneth Strong (Cassandra), Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) and Andy Gill (Tony Angelino) took part in a question and answer session on stage. Gill reenacted his famous “Cwying” scene to applause from the audience.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Del’s brother Rodney, will appear as one of the leads in the upcoming film Frasier start anew.
Kelsey Grammer, who plays the lead, became friends with Lyndhusrt when they appeared together in a production ofMan from La Mancha in London’s West End in 2019.
The actor told The Independent in June 2023 that the new reboot “might even be funnier” than the original.