Peter Kay said he thought he'd only be in the news when he's dead.
The British comic recently announced a new tour, with his army of fans over the moon at his return to the stage after a long hiatus.
But no one has been as surprised by the excitement surrounding the announcement as the man himself.
Discussing his tour, the Phoenix Nights creator said he thought he'd only make the news when he was dead.
Speaking to Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 last week, Kay said: "I could not get over... I was lying in bed with Susan [his wife] on Monday night because I had a show, a practice, and Huw Edwards was on the news with a picture of me behind him.
"He was doing the Queen's funeral and he's talking about me!
"I'm going, 'I'm on the news! The main news! This is ridiculous'.
"I should only be on the news if I'm dead!"
Some of the comedian's fans have been able to get ahead of the game, with tickets going out earlier this week for customers of certain mobile phone providers.
To help make sure the gigs are as affordable as possible, Kay set the starting price at £35, which isn't too bad for an arena concert these days.
However, due to the sheer demand, many were left upset, and missed out on the chance to see Kay in the flesh.
And the situation wasn't helped by the fact that a lot of the tickets ended up on resale sites for hundreds of pounds.
Sharing their anger, one fan said: "How are Peter Kay tickets already on resale for £900+? It's a joke. Should have not allowed resale."
Another said: "Peter Kay makes tickets affordable so people can go.. Then the O2 priority app crashes… Then tickets appear on resale sites for £1000 each..
"Something needs to be done to stop this it’s a f***ing disgrace and so unfair on people."
A third commented: "Has anyone seen the price of [Peter Kay] tickets? That’s is just heartbreaking stuff. Shame on you selling sites."
The good news, though, is that more tickets went on sale this morning, with extra dates added to cope with the demand.
If you're one of the many thousands stuck in the queue, good luck!