Back in 2017, the stand-up comedian was due to go back on tour but cancelled all of his gigs and future obligations due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.
He had previously said that making time for his family was important to him.
Peter told The Mirror in 2003: “I just feel I’ve got to have time to be the other things I am in life: I’m a father and a husband.
“I enjoy the fact I can be on Paul O’Grady in the afternoon and sitting down, watching the television with Susan in the evening.
“Money’s nice because it brings you security. But I promise, if it had meant being away from the people I love I wouldn’t have bothered.”
Peter Kay’s The Sound of Laughter is available to download from September 16 for Audible members.