A representative for the Pet Shop Boys has shot down online reports suggesting singer Neil Tennant has been hospitalised.

The West End Girls hitmaker became a hot topic on social media on Friday (07Feb14), when he was said to have suffered heart failure at a medical centre in Germany.

However, a spokesperson for the British pop veterans has dismissed the claims as "completely untrue", and a post on the duo's Twitter.com blog reads: "Stories reporting that Neil has been seriously injured are a hoax."