The funny-man, 44, sent Twitter into meltdown when he stepped out on stage at a charity screening of the finale episode in Blackpool last night.
Viewers flooded to social media to share snaps of the guest of honour, with one writing: “Peter Kay is alive… Car Share is amazing… Never ever laughed as much ever.”
After Peter recently became the victim of a cruel death hoax, another wrote: “Despite the rumours, Peter Kay is not dead. Here is is on stage in Blackpool tonight for #CarShare.”
“#PeterKay alive and well at Blackpool Opera House,” a third said, adding a picture of be beloved comedian talking to the crowd.
Another fan shared a video of his speech, in which he thanked attendees for supporting the Lily Foundation, a charity which raises funds for people living with mitochondrial disease, to which all money raised from tickets sales will go.
“Thank you very much for supporting the Lily Foundation, raising money for mitochondrial disease,” he told the cheering audience.
“It’s very kind of you, I appreciate it.”
“Enjoy the last ever episode of Car Share,” he continued. “Don’t tell anyone the end or tell anyone about any hedgehogs.”
Peter could then be seen bidding farewell to the crowd as they whooped and clapped enthusiastically.
Peter Kay cancelled his 12-month tour in December, telling his 735,000 Twitter followers in a statement: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.
The 61-year-old former footballer shared a screen shot of the Car Share star’s Wikipedia page which falsely stated that Peter had passed away at the age of 44.
“Oh no can’t believe this. RIP,” the football pundit tweeted to his 139,000 followers.
Social media users were quick to correct the information, with many pointing out that anyone can anonymously edit the site without it being fact-checked.
“Anybody can change that. Some sick individual though if not true,” one commented.
“Jesus Peter, don’t believe everything you read on Wiki! It’ll be a hoax,” another said, while a third added: “I think you should delete this not funny at all get ya facts right first.”(sic)
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