Eighties pop star Rick Astley cancelled his Saturday night (01Dec12) show in Melbourne, Australia after falling ill.

The British singer, best known for his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up, was due to play at the city's Chelsea Heights Hotel, but he pulled out of the gig just 30 minutes before he was due on stage.

Astley's publicist George Hatzigeorgiou tells Noise11.com, "He is devastated that he had to miss the show. Such a shame, his show (on) Friday night was absolutely stellar."

The star is unable to reschedule the concert so fans will be offered refunds.