News: Shady Records' Yelawolf Hospitalized In Wisconsin

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 7:42AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Shady Records' Yelawolf was reportedly hospitalized over the weekend, forcing him to nix a Detroit concert set to kick-off tonight (March 6).

While details remain slim, Yela's doctor strongly advised him to cancel tonight's show.

Yelawolf was admitted to the hospital Friday after a concert in Madison, Wis., reports concert promoter Live Nation. The hip-hop artist was scheduled to perform March 6 at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit. "He remains under observation for illness," Live Nation announced. "At the request of his doctor, the show will be postponed to a later date." Tickets must be returned at point of purchase for a refund. They also will be honored at yet-to-be determined rescheduled concert. (Detroit News)

The rapper recently spoke about his ability to pack shows with sell out live audiences.

Fans are understandably disappointed, especially with the artist only being at a pretty limited amount of venues- and Yela even recently spoke on ticket sales "We did this same run over a year ago and coming back, we sold out all the same venues, so it's a great feeling. I feel like the crowd is getting to know the records..." (Fresh Like Dougie)

The news comes just days after Young Money rapper Drake suffered a stomach flu, causing him to miss a weekend concert.

Drake was able to resume his Club Paradise tour last night after a stomach bug forced the Young Money rapper to cancel an appearance on Friday. Drizzy barely made it through a show at the University of Texas in Arlington, but refused to cancel the gig after falling ill earlier on in the week. However, the Take Care star had to skip a PA at Club Zouk later that night, tweeting: "Seeing a doctor about this stomach flu... UTA gave me life! Sorry to all my family at Club Zouk that I won't be seeing tonight. Be back soon." Drake recovered in time to rejoin Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rock on the tour at the Tucson Arena in Tuscon, Arizona last night. Perhaps Drizzy's new workout regime is a little too intensive? (Tale Tela)

In December, Yela spoke about spending a majority of 2012 touring.

"Nah, I'm not. Trunk Muzik is a two week old baby, so I'm nursing that baby. That's all I really care about right now, Radioactive ... and I'm gonna hop back on the road from January to January, so my next year is booked already to do shows," Yela said when asked if he has plans for new projects. "I'm just ready to get these records out, hit up radio, hit the countryside, go to Australia, Canada. I'm not really focused on making music. I'm just focused on touring with this album. That's what got us where we're at - touring Trunk Muzik for the past year and a half. When we locked out to Radioactive, we put our focus on that. So it'll be the same cycle, tour Radioactive for awhile, and when it's time to record another album, we'll be on to that" (Global Grind)

Check out some recent Yelawolf footage below:

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