London: Peter Andre thought he was dying when he was rushed to hospital with stomach pains on Friday, the star revealed to his friends and family.
Andre had to undergo emergency surgery in the medical drama, which saw him raced to the Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset, in the early hours of Friday morning.
“He was on all fours riddled with pain when his road manager walked into his room,” a daily quoted the source as telling the Daily Star.
“Pete was really frightened for his life. He felt very disorientated and did not know what was wrong with him,” the source added.
Although it has still not been revealed what Andre is suffering from, he made a speedy recovery from the surgery and was discharged last night.
He was due to play the Plymouth Pavilions on Friday night and Butlins in Minehead yesterday, but was forced to disappoint his fans.
The Butlins concert will now go ahead today instead and the Plymouth Pavilions gig was rescheduled to December 21.
Andre will not be able to dance but is promising the “vocal performance of a lifetime”.
“All other tour dates will be unaffected and will run to schedule. Peter would like to thank everyone for their support and their messages. We apologise to all of Peter’s fans and appreciate their support and understanding,” a statement on Andre’s website said.
André’s manager Claire Powell said the singer had been “terribly disappointed” that he was unable to perform at Friday’s sold-out show which was due to kick off his UK tour.
Writing in his column for New! magazine this week, Andre revealed he’d been feeling ill for some time.
“I’m sorry to say that I haven’t been feeling too great these last couple of weeks. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I’ve got some ongoing health problems, and I’ve been having lots of tests at the hospital, he wrote.
“I also had an MRI scan last week, so hopefully the doctors will get to the bottom of it soon.
“I just don’t feel right and I’m gutted because I had to pull out of the Pride Of Britain Awards because I felt so rough. Hopefully, I’ll be on the mend soon though,” he added.
Pete also complained of stomach pains last week on his ITV2 reality TV show and has previously suffered from gallstones.