The star takes ill while recording a new album in Miami...

David Bowie has been hospitalised in the US after complaining of breathing problems.

The star, who is currently working on a new studio album, reportedly started to feel a tightening in his chest while on holiday in Miami.

As a precautionary measure, he visited Palm Beach’s Good Samaritan Hospital, where he underwent treatment for six hours before being given the all clear, according to this morning’s The Sun newspaper.

A spokesperson for the star said: “He’s been suffering from the flu recently which got to his chest. He decided to get something for it so checked himself into the hospital. He is fine now but still feeling a bit fluey.”