British opera star Russell Watson has cancelled a trip to Japan after he was hospitalised in his native Britain suffering from a virus.
The singer, who has battled brain cancer twice, was admitted to an undisclosed medical facility this week (beg14Dec09) and forced to cancel a show in Tokyo which was scheduled for Sunday (20Dec09).
A representative for Watson has refused to reveal any more details about the star's illness, but has confirmed the virus is not related to the cancer battle which nearly claimed his life in 2007.
The spokesperson tells Britain's Manchester Evening News, "Russell contracted a virus and as a precaution was admitted to hospital. He has now left hospital and is resting at home.
“The concert in Japan was cancelled as doctors advised he didn’t travel and stayed at home until he is fully recovered.”
The singer has twice beaten a pituitary gland tumour that first appeared in 2005 and returned in 2007. Watson survived a life-threatening operation in 2007, but surgeons were unable to remove all the tumour. Watson recently admitted the possibility of a second relapse still haunts him.