Ill Will White Blows Out Propellerheads

The future of the fast rising Brit electronic dance duo the Propellerheads is up in the air with the hospitalization of Will White for an undisclosed serious illness. Britain's "New Musical Express" reports that White has been unwell for some time but his illness was only recently diagnosed. He's expected to remain in the hospital for ongoing treatment, and once released, he'll be convalescing for months.

The magazine reports that White's partner, Alex Gifford, may make some solo DJ appearances at some summer festivals, but the band has canceled all their concerts and other obligations for the rest of the year.

The band, together since 1994, is signed to Wall of Sound in England. They recently released their American debut, "DECKSANDRUMSANDROCKANDROLL" on Dreamworks after the company won a bidding war.