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Status Quo cancel concerts over guitarist ill health

Rock legends Status Quo have been forced to cancel a series of forthcoming concerts after guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill in hospital.

The British group, known for hits such as Whatever You Want and Rockin' All Over The World, had been due to play in Croatia tonight.

However, it is one of six shows on the current leg of their European tour to be shelved while Parfitt is assessed in a hospital in Pula in the northern part of Croatia.

Status Quo cancel concerts over guitarist ill health Credit: ITV News

The band's manager Simon Porter said: "The band do not cancel shows lightly, as any of our fans will tell you, but in this instance we have no option but to follow medical advice."

Little has been disclosed about the nature of Parfitt's condition, although a spokesman said the band will release more information on his condition when it is known next week.