Popular children’s entertainers The Wiggles will announce changes to their line-up on Thursday amid growing concerns over the health of Yellow Wiggle Greg Page.
The Wiggles have scheduled a “major announcement” in Perth ahead of the start of their new national tour.
The announcement relates to “members of the group”, said Australia’s highest-earning entertainers, comprising Page, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field and Murray Cook.
It follows reports of a mystery illness suffered by Page, 34, who has been undergoing medical examinations since June after experiencing bouts of fainting and lethargy.
Since a double hernia operation in December last year, Page has often been absent from the veteran children’s supergroup, handing yellow skivvy-wearing duties to understudy Sam Moran.
Paul Field, the group’s manager and brother of Blue Wiggle Anthony, recently told AAP that Page would be out of action indefinitely.
As well as missing scheduled shows, Page has also missed key Australian industry events, including the Seven Network’s 50 Years of Television show and the 2006 Australian Recording Industry Awards.
“It is frustrating for Greg and his family,” Field said early this month.
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