Depeche Mode was forced to issue a last-minute cancellation for a show in Athens, Greece on Tuesday after lead singer Dave Gahan fell ill and was rushed to the hospital.
“We regret today’s performance has to be canceled … David Gahan fell ill in his dressing room,” a concert organizer told the approximately 20,000 fans who had shown up for the concert at the Terra Vibe park.
Gahan, 47, was taken to a private clinic for treatment of “suspected gastroenteritis,” reported French news agency AFP.
A spokesperson for the British band said the singer’s illness is not expected to affect further dates. The band is also expected to announce whether the Athens show will be rescheduled, and ticket holders are advised to hold on to their tickets.
Depeche Mode is currently supporting their new album, “Sounds of the Universe,” and have shows scheduled through February 2010.
Gahan has been lead vocalist for the post-punk/new wave band since they formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. Since then, the group has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.