Bryan Ferry, the Roxy Music legend, is apparently “seriously ill” in hospital, after admitting himself for tests.

The 65-year-old singer is said to have been feeling unwell as he was getting ready for a warm up concert at London’s O2 Arena ahead of his Olympia European tour starting in Israel later this month.

Ferry had been due to appear at the SportAccord opening ceremony in London last night but pulled out hours before the event.

The Roxy Music star was admitted to hospital last night, April 5, amid initial reports that he may have suffered a heart attack.

However a spokesman for Ferry later insisted that was not the case.

The spokesman said: “Bryan has been feeling rough for some time and he felt even worse today. So, he thought it was best for the doctors to look into it. We’re all obviously very concerned for him.”

He added that the tests were “a precautionary measure.”

Ferry began his musical career in 1971 and has enjoyed a string of global hits with songs such as Slave To Love and Love Is The Drug.

He has 33 gigs booked throughout the summer, beginning in Tel Aviv on April 19, performing in 17 countries. His tour includes appearances at Thetford Forest and Hop Farm Festival in July.

There is no suggestion his upcoming tour will be affected.