Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell Bows Out Of Shows With "Tummy Trouble"

Spokespeople for the Spice Girls say it's "tummy trouble," as in gastroenteritis, that kept Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell from two performances with the group last week.

The Girls were only four-strong when they appeared on England's national lottery show on Tuesday and again on Thursday night in Oslo, Norway.

While the Spice camp says that Geri is still indeed a Spice Girl, there's no comment on reports that Scary Spice Mel B told the Oslo press, "The Spice Girls are the Spice Girls no matter who's involved."

The Oslo stop was part of the Girls world tour, which next plays Luciano Pavarotti's annual children's charity concert Tuesday in Modena, Italy.

The confections in question will then launch a U.S. tour on June 15 in Miami (for the complete itinerary, see "Spice Girls Announce U.S. Tour Dates").