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August Alsina cancels London trip

Rising R&B star August Alsina canceled a planned performance in London after doctors warned him not to travel to the U.K. so soon after his recent health scare.

The No Love singer was due to perform at comedian Kevin Hart's HartBeat Weekend event in the British capital on Saturday night (11Oct14), but pulled out on medical grounds.


Alsina collapsed and hit his head during a performance in New York City on 15 September (14), and subsequently suffered several seizures and slipped into a coma. He is now recovering at home, but doctors advised him not to fly.


A spokesperson for the star tells Billboard.com, "Due to the well-publicized fall from a stage in New York last month which caused August to be hospitalized for more than a week, his medical team has advised him that it would be unwise to travel such distance so soon into his recovery. August has asked us to convey his disappointment and sadness that he will be unable to perform. We all wish him the very best of luck and a speedy recovery."


Hart has since sent a message to the star via Twitter.com, writing, "Hey @AugustAlsina I completely understand & I'm sure your UK fans understand as well. Your health is what's important man... Get well."


Alsina is due to start a U.S. tour early next month (Nov14).