Texas guitarist ALISTAIR MCERLAINE is fighting for his life after suffering a brain haemorrhage, according to the Scottish band's frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri.
The 40 year old was taken to hospital after falling ill on Tuesday (08Sep09), and is in a critical condition.
The news came as a shock to singer Spiteri, who is calling on fans to think of the musician through this difficult time.
She says, "I am thinking of Ally and all of his family at this time. My thoughts are with them.
"Like everyone else, I am desperately hoping Ally will get well and pull through. It is a shock. He is a personal friend and all of us are wishing him well with all our hearts."
A representative for the band adds, "It is something we are still coming to terms with. Ally is a great lad and well liked by everyone. He has had a bad one. We have been told the next 48 hours are critical."