American comedian Amy Schumer has cancelled her Australian tour due to illness just days before it was to start.

The star and writer of Inside Amy Schumer and Trainwreck was scheduled to tour Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from December 10.

A press release from touring company Live Nation says “due to Amy Schumer’s tight schedule it is not possible to schedule replacement dates, however we will be working to confirm a return to Australia as soon as is practical.”

Tickets will be fully refunded. Contact Ticketek for more information on 132 849.

Schumer was last in Australia in July 2015 and performed just one, last-minute stand-up show at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.