Kravitz hospitalized with bronchitis; postpones Euro tour


MIAMI BEACH -- Lenny Kravitz was taken to the hospital Tuesday and will postpone his upcoming European tour due to a bout of bronchitis.

Kravitz was set to begin the tour this week. It was to run through the end of March, accompanying the release of his new album, "It Is Time for a Love Revolution."

The 43-year-old singer had been struggling with a series of severe respiratory tract infections and the flu since mid-January, his spokeswoman, Carleen Donovan, said in a statement.

Donovan said Kravitz was suffering from dehydration and fatigue and that doctors advised him to check into the hospital. He was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.

In a statement, Kravitz apologized to his European fans.

"I am extremely disappointed that I am not able to come to Europe to see everyone and also perform. Unfortunately I need to take this time to rest and get healthy and so I was forced to make this decision," he said.

Kravitz's European trip will be rescheduled as soon as possible, Donovan said.

His first stop was scheduled for London next Monday, followed by a performance in Brussels, Belgium.