Gospel singer Andrae Crouch was hospitalised on Sunday (13Oct13) after falling ill at his Los Angeles home.

The 71 year old shouted for help after being "overcome by heat" during a shower and was subsequently taken to a nearby medical facility by ambulance.

After doctors gave him the all-clear, he was allowed to return home several hours later. Crouch believes his diabetes was to blame for the turn.

He tells Tmz.com, "Diabetes is no fun. Thanks to all my fans for all your prayers and support."