Veteran rocker Lou Reed has been hospitalised in New York just months after undergoing a life-saving liver transplant, according to a U.S. report.

The 70 year old was rushed to a medical centre in Southampton early on Sunday morning (30Jun13) following a call to emergency services, reports the New York Post.

Reports suggest Reed was admitted to Southampton Hospital to treat a bout of dehydration.

The Velvet Underground star underwent a liver transplant in April (13) and made his first public appearance since the operation at an advertising industry conference in France last month (Jun13).