Hollywood superstar Joan Collins has pulled out of tonight's performance of Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome due to illness.
Organisers said the Dynasty star, who plays Queen Rat in the pantomime, has a cold and flu.
In a statement Jonathan Kiley, director of Qdos Pantomime, said: "Our Queen Rat, Joan Collins has not escaped the colds and flu sweeping pantoland and will have to stay in her hotel today to recover.
"We therefore announce that Joan Collins will not appear in Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome today.
"We wish her well and hope for a speedy recovery.
"We are delighted to confirm that the performances will go ahead as scheduled.
" The role of Queen Rat will be taken by Birmingham-born Wayne Fitzsimmons."