May 28 [14:00 EDT] -- Bob Dylan, who turned 56 last Saturday, was hospitalized over the weekend with severe chest pains, and is now undergoing treatment for a condition called histoplasmosis. Dylan's ailment is described as "a potentially fatal infection which creates a swelling of the sack which surrounds the heart."
Dylan, the father of Wallflowers frontman Jakob Dylan and not incidentally one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the century, has had to cancel a tour of the U.K. and Switzerland. Dylan's label remains "optimistic" that after a period of recuperation he will be able to fulfill a scheduled North American tour which should kick off in August.
He expected to remain hospitalized at an undisclosed location until his doctors feel his condition has improved. We will, of course, keep you posted.