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Spektor collapses before concert
Regina Spektor
Spektor's singles include Fidelity, Better and On the Radio
Singer Regina Spektor has postponed two concerts after collapsing before a show in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Russian-born performer was taken to hospital on Wednesday after an inner ear infection caused a sudden case of vertigo, according to her website.

She was released the same evening but cancelled a gig in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday "to ensure full recovery".

The 27-year-old's North American tour will continue as planned in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, read the statement.

Her concerts at the Tabernacle in Georgia and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville will now take place on 5 and 6 December respectively.

Record deal

Born in Moscow in 1980, Spektor spent her early years in the former Soviet Union before emigrating with her family to the US.

The singer-songwriter spent several years on the bread line before eventually landing a record deal in 2004.

The success of last year's Begin to Hope album has seen her compared to Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and Bjork.

Earlier this year she was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize - America's version of the Mercury Prize.

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