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A spokesperson for the band has called hospital rumours "completely untrue"

Pet Shop Boys‘ frontman Neil Tennant has been the subject of an online hoax which stated that he was seriously unwell and in an intensive care unit in a German hospital.

Rumours were spread earlier this evening (February 7) on Twitter, with many fans concerned that the singer had been involved in a car crash. However, said rumours were dismissed by a spokesperson for the band, who, when contacted by NME, said the story being spread on social media was “completely untrue”.

Pet Shop Boys released their last album, ‘Electric’ in July 2013. Prior to the release, the band revealed that they had left Parlophone Records after 28 years. The album was released via music publisher Kobalt Label Services and was produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers). In a statement, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe called the release “banging”. The duo said of their 12th studio album: “‘Electric’ is very much set on the dancefloor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas ‘Elysium’ had a reflective mood, ‘Electric’ is pretty banging!”