Janet Jackson taken ill before concert

Singer Janet Jackson is in hospital today after falling ill shortly before a concert.

According to statement released by W&W Public Relations, the singer cancelled her concert in Montreal, Canada, yesterday after she "got suddenly ill" during her sound check and had to be rushed to hospital just before show time.

The statement said Jackson was being monitored at the hospital and hoped to reschedule the show. No further information was given about her condition.

Jackson, 42, is on a North American tour.