Tony Hadley was rushed to hospital on Sunday night, just moments before he was due on stage to perform.
The Spandau Ballet star, 63, was forced to cancel his gig last minute as he began to feel unwell backstage and required medical attention.
Chart-topper Tony, best-known for his 80s hits with the band including True and Gold, was due to headline the Clearer Water Antrim Coast Half Marathon Live Lounge in Northern Ireland.
Turning up to the soundcheck at around 5pm, the star first reported feeling unwell, which was said to be evident to onlookers, before soldiering on through and then doing a VIP meet and greet with fans around 7:30pm.
It was then that he told organisers he was too ill to continue and an ambulance was called for him.
‘We got St John’s Ambulance,’ Michelle McTernan, who was in charge of PR for the event, explained to The Belfast Telegraph.
‘We had to do what was right by him and he was taken to hospital, and his crew have all gone with him, to stick together. We hope he gets better soon,’ she added.
Metro.co.uk has contacted a rep for Tony Hadley for comment.
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