Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor is suffering from exhaustion and has been forced to miss a number of live performances.

The WILD BOYS musician is expected to spend the next few weeks resting to fight off a bout of flu that has prevented him from making TV appearances in Italy and Britain this weekend (27NOV04).

A source explains, "He's not been right for more than a month. He wants to make sure he's fully fit before rejoining the guys."

The British group, which includes SIMON LeBON, NICK RHODES, Roger Taylor and John Taylor, is enjoying their third decade of fame with the release of album ASTRONAUT.

The source adds, "Their punishing schedule has left them knackered."

24/11/2004 14:13