[artist id="1057"]Depeche Mode[/artist] lead singer Dave Gahan fell ill and was rushed to an Athens, Greece, hospital on Tuesday, forcing the band to cancel their gig at the last minute.
Although few details have emerged about his condition, French news agency AFP reports that Gahan, 47, was brought to a private clinic for treatment of "suspected gastroenteritis."
"We regret today's performance has to be canceled. ... David Gahan fell ill in his dressing room," a concert organizer told the Terra Vibe park audience of about 20,000, according to Reuters. The band could potentially make up for the missed show on Wednesday (May 13) if the singer's condition improves. There is no word on whether there will be any further cancellations.
The group is currently promoting their new album, Sounds of the Universe, on their Tour of the Universe. They have shows scheduled through February 2010, including a gig at [article id="1609639"]Lollapalooza[/article] in Chicago in August.
Rolling Stone reports that when Depeche Mode performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last month, their performance drew more than 12,000 fans, which was the largest audience the show had ever seen since premiering in 2003.
Depeche Mode have found fame since the 1980s with hits including "Enjoy the Silence," "Policy of Truth" and "Personal Jesus," and they have sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Gahan helped found the band in Basildon, Essex, England, in 1980.