Rockers Heart have pulled out of plans to perform in Ohio on Wednesday night (13Aug14) to deal with a "family emergency".

The Barracuda hitmakers, featuring sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, were booked to hit the stage at the Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Kettering, but they scrapped the gig just hours before showtime.

In a series of posts on Wednesday afternoon, a Heart representative writes, "For those of you who were planning on attending the show tonight at Kettering, Oh, it is being postponed due to a family emergency.

"We will make an announcement as soon as the show has been rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets."

Details about the incident which prompted the cancellation have yet to be revealed.