Soul legend Isaac Hayes was admitted to hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, last night (17DEC05) suffering from exhaustion.

The THEME FROM SHAFT icon, 63, became overworked after performing a gruelling series of concerts.

His song-writing partner DAVID PORTER says, "He's just overworked and had been in Atlantic City (New Jersey) performing, the (Washington) DC area performing, and in Tunica (Mississippi) a couple of nights ago.

"He was just overworked. He's doing much better."