Peter Andre cancelled a gig tonight due to suffering “excruciating” stomach pains.

The singer was to perform in Plymouth on the first date of his arena tour but the show was scuppered after the singer was rushed to hospital.

In a statement Andre’s manager Claire Powell said: “We are very worried about Peter and at present we do not know what is causing him to be in so much pain. Peter is terribly disappointed that he is unable to perform at tonight’s sold-out opening night. At this time we have no more information though we are hoping Peter will be able to perform at Minehead tomorrow as planned. We will keep his fans informed via his website for further information on the situation.”

Prior to this announcement Andre’s ex-wife Katie Price had broken the news on Twitter saying that Andre’s management company, Can, were about to announce he was sick saying: “Why does press need to know! Hope pete ok.”

Powell replied: “The reason why is because he has a sell out arena tour starting tonight and his fans need to know not to turn up for the Plymouth show.”

The Plymouth concert has been re-scheduled for Tuesday December 21.