KEITH DUFFY has been taken to hospital after falling ill while on tour with Boyzone.
The Irish boy band were due to perform last night in Bangkok, Thailand, but had to go on stage a man down.
Duffy, 44, was taken to hospital ‘on the advice of the local medical team’, a statement said.
A tweet from the band’s official Twitter account said: ‘Our brother will be back on his feet as soon as possible and we thank you for all your wonderful support in the meantime.’
Boyzone, also consisting of Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch, are on a farewell tour to mark their 25th anniversary.
Keating said Duffy went on a ‘downward spiral’ before being taken to hospital.
He told Magic Breakfast that he and his Boyzone bandmate had to leave Duffy in hospital to fly to Australia, but that his wife Lisa is with him.
‘He took ill before the show, he just went on a downward spiral,’ he said.
‘He came to the gig, he had a massive, really high temperature, the doctors arrived at the gig and they said it wasn’t possible for him to go on in the state he was in.
‘We really don’t know — we assumed it was food poisoning or something like that — but we don’t know, there may be something else going on. We’re waiting to hear back on the blood tests and whether or not he can travel.’
Keating added: ‘So we’re hoping he can be on a plane tonight in Thailand and be here for the show tomorrow, fingers crossed.’
The Irish boyband, who are on their farewell tour to mark their 25th anniversary, are scheduled to perform in Perth on Saturday.
Keating said he hopes that Duffy will be ‘right’ for their Adelaide show next Tuesday if he cannot make the Perth concert.