Unclear if illness related to 2011 prostate cancer battle

Nile Rodgers has been hospitalized, Variety is reporting, causing him to cancel a concert in Toronto Sunday night.

The Chic cofounder and Daft Punk collaborator underwent a lengthy and public battle with prostate cancer six years ago, but got the all clear from his doctors in 2013. It’s not yet known if his illness is related to the previous cancer diagnosis.

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Rodgers took to Twitter after the cancellation to send a message to his fans: “I’ve never missed one gig in my life… well, it’s been that way till now. The Dr. caught me trying to sneak out. … My doctors are taking great care of me. See you all very soon.”

Rodgers and Chic are currently on tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.

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