Rapper Lil Boosie was forced to cancel a gig in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday night (27Feb15) after he was hospitalised for dehydration.

The hip-hop star, real name Torrence Hatch, tells Tmz.com he sought medical attention after feeling weak and frail during the day.

He was diagnosed with dehydration and advised to remain under doctors' care overnight, prompting Boosie to axe a planned show in Charlotte.

He was discharged on Saturday morning (28Feb15) and is expected to continue with his tour in Georgia on Sunday night (01Mar15).