Professor Stephen Hawking has pulled out of going to a charity event over fears for his health, it has been reported.
The scientist was due to appear at brain injury charity Headway in Suffolk later today, but it is understood he will not attend, according to BBC Suffolk.
According to Headway he was due to give an update on his battle with motor neurone disease.
However, they later said that he was too unwell to travel and would speak to the conference via videolink instead.
Helen Fairweather, Chief Executive of Headway Suffolk, said two weeks ago: ‘In my opinion, Professor Stephen Hawking is the most intelligent man on the planet. It is an unimaginable honour to have him speak at Headway Suffolk’s Conference.’
His website says: ‘Stephen was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease, shortly after his 21st birthday. In spite of being wheelchair bound and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication Stephen Hawking continues to combine family life (he has three children and three grandchildren), and his research into theoretical physics together with an extensive programme of travel and public lectures. He still hopes to make it into space one day.’