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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 June 2008, 09:36 GMT 10:36 UK
Dirty Pretty Things cancel festival gig
by Kev Geoghegan
Radio 1 music reporter

Carl Barat

Dirty Pretty Things have been forced to cancel an appearance at a festival in Luxembourg after singer Carl Barat was rushed to hospital.

The band were due to play at Rock A Field on Saturday 21 June.

Barat was admitted to hospital on 17 June suffering from with stomach pains and was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.

An update on the band's official website said: "Carl is continuing to rest in hospital.

"We are passing on everyones' kind words and good wishes, which are helping immensely."

Dirty Pretty Things have already postponed a charity show at Hackney Round Chapel in London on 20 June.

They are due to play the Wireless Festival at London's Hyde park on 4 July, and the Reading and Leeds festivals.

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