Runrig guitarist Malcolm Jones collapses

Jones was taken ill on Sunday (March 8)

Malcolm Jones, guitarist with Scottish band Runrig, has been taken ill after collapsing on Sunday (March 8).

Jones, 49, had been playing a gig with bandmate Iain Bayne on the Black Isle, north of Inverness, reports BBC News. He collapsed while waiting at Waverley train station in Edinburgh.

The band have now cancelled a tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

A statement on Runrig.co.uk said: “We regret to announce that guitarist Malcolm Jones has been taken ill and as a result we have been forced to cancel the forthcoming tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“We are deeply sorry for the short notice and obvious inconvenience that this will cause. Ticket holders should contact their vendor for refunds. We will give you more information as soon as possible however, in the meantime, are sure you will join us in wishing Malcolm a speedy recovery.”