Irish singer Ronan Keating was forced to miss the star-studded Life Ball charity event in Vienna this weekend (15/16MAY04) after being hospitalised with food poisoning.

The LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER star had travelled to Austria to take part in the AIDS fundraising event with SIR Elton John, but was taken ill and rushed to a Vienna hospital on Saturday (15MAY04).

Keating was not released until Sunday (16MAY04), and thus missed the event.

The former Boyzone member's spokesperson declined to comment on Keating's condition.

18/05/2004 17:09