David Van Day has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.

The 59-year-old former Dollar singer had been experiencing chronic chest pain for three days before wife Sue Moxley rushed him to Queen's Hospital in Romford, Essex, and he was then moved to London' St Bartholomew's Hospital after tests revealed he had a blocked artery and was experiencing cardiac arrest.

David has undergone an emergency operation to have a stent - a split which helps relieve an obstruction - fitted and is in a stable condition and hopes to make a ''speedy'' recovery.

He tweeted: ''Thanks for all the kind & positive messages i've had today i'm hoping to make a speedy recovery so thanks really appreciate your support x. (sic)''

David's wife has blamed the 'Young Americans Talking' singer's condition on his unhealthy lifestyle, and admitted she was shocked he had had a heart attack just a week after fellow 80s pop star Pete Burns passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest.

She told The Sun: ''He's not an alcoholic, but he admits he drinks a bit too much and eats more red meat than he should.

''It's crazy this happened after Pete's death.''

The former 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' contestant's daughter Olivia - who he has with ex-wife Maria - has wished her dad well via Twitter.

She posted: ''love you Dad hope you have a speedy recovery (sic)''