The official opening of the newly-refurbished theatre named in the 'West Side Story' composer's honor in London has been delayed indefinitely as he recovers from a torn ligament.

AceShowbiz - Iconic composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim has been left "temporarily incapacitated" after suffering a fall.

The "West Side Story" songwriter had been due to attend the official opening of the newly-refurbished theatre named in his honour in London, but on Tuesday, January 7, producer Cameron Mackintosh revealed the venue's launch on January 14 had been delayed indefinitely.

In a statement announcing the news, Sondheim explains he recently tripped up at his home in Connecticut, leaving the 89-year-old with a torn ligament.

He wrote, "As I recover from my tumble, I'm impatient to throw away my cane, grab my hat and head across the Pond as soon as I can to see on which cherub Cameron has tattooed my initials."

"I am, to put it mildly, chuffed to have my name on a theatre in the West End I have loved visiting ever since my first trip to London almost seventy years ago."

Mackintosh added to Broadway World, "Though temporarily incapacitated, Steve is very much still here in feisty frustrated spirit."

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