Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D pulled out of a book signing in Dallas, Texas at the last minute on Tuesday (23Apr13) because of "sudden illness".

The star, who is engaged to dance music superstar Deadmau5, was due to meet fans and promote her latest book at a Barnes & Noble store, but she axed the appearance after falling sick.

A series of posts on Von D's official Twitter.com page read, "Very sad to say that due to a sudden illness we have to cancel the signing in Dallas. Our deepest apologies and best wishes to Kat. We will do our best to reschedule Dallas at a later date. Also, no decisions have been made about remaining cities."