Propellerheads drummer Will
White is suffering from a debilitating digestive
disorder that has him laid up in a London hospital for the foreseeable future,
according to the Propheads' label, DreamWorks.
Gifford has pledged to honor the band's summer touring commitments.
Gifford recently performed a DJ set without White during an opening stint
for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.
For the summer, Gifford is setting up a base of operations in New York City, where he will write and record when he's not handling Propellerhead promotional appearances, according to DreamWorks. The group's debut album, Decksanddrumsandrockandroll, was released this past March.