Country singer James Otto has cancelled two upcoming concerts after he was admitted to a hospital in Tennessee with abdominal pains.
The star checked into a medical facility in Nashville on Tuesday (07Sep10), less than a month after his wife Amy gave birth to the couple's daughter Ava on 24 August (10).
In a statement, Otto reveals he had been "feeling badly on and off for a while now but didn't think it was serious", adding he "may have been a bit distracted by all the excitement of baby Ava's arrival".
As a result of his illness, Otto has scrapped his weekend (11-12Sep10) gigs in Clarksville, Tennessee and Berea, Ohio.