A lung infection leads to the cancellation of a handful of shows in the US...

JILL SCOTT has been forced to cancel a series of live appearances in the US after being hospitalised with a lung infection.

According to press reports this morning (May 8), Scott missed the opening dates of an American tour with Sting, due to start on May 5 in Washington DC, after a bad cold developed into a lung infection.

It is anticipated the star will rejoin the tour towards the end of this week after being given the all-clear by doctors.