Duncan Campbell who is the current lead singer of reggae band UB40, is recovering in hospital after suffering a stroke.
In a statement, the Birmingham-based band said he was "already up and about" and asked fans for privacy during his recuperation.
The band said they hoped he would make "a strong and speedy recovery" and that they would be back touring next year.
Duncan Campbell Taken Ill— UB40 (@UB40OFFICIAL) August 4, 2020
We can confirm that our lead singer and brother Duncan Campbell was taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. While we can report that he is already up and about, we ask fans to respect Duncan and the Family’s privacy pic.twitter.com/l8d8lbxJgG
Campbell, a former professional spoon player, became lead singer of UB40 when his brother Ali left the group in 2008.
Ali Campbell has since toured as part of the breakaway group UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey.
UB40 formed in Birmingham in 1978, naming themselves after a form used by people to claim unemployment benefits at the time.
The band produced such hits as Red Red Wine, Falling In Love With You and their cover of I Got You Babe featuring Chrissie Hynde.
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