Bruno Mars` mother in critical condition

Los Angeles: Singer Bruno Mars` mother Bernadette Hernandez is in a critical condition in hospital in Hawaii after suffering a serious heart attack.

The 27-year-old `Locked Out Of Heaven` hitmaker`s mother, 55, was rushed to hospital in Honolulu where she is reportedly still in a critical condition, reported Radar online.

Family friend Anita Sojot said that the family are gathering to be at Bernadette`s bedside.

"Bernadette is in hospital and the grandkids are all here, I`m looking after them. The family is on its way here right now and we are going to discuss what to do next," she said.

Grammy-winner Mars has been very open about his love for his mother in the past and even wrote a song called `I Love You Mom` about her, in which he refers to her as a `superstar` and `my favourite girl`.

Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, also has Bernadette`s name tattooed on his shoulder.

The singer, who is set to kick off on his Moonshine Jungle world tour in Washington DC on June 22, is yet to comment.