Matt Bellamy is taken to hospital in America...

MUSE have been forced to pull out of shows on their US tour after singer MATT BELLAMY was hosptialised after a horrific onstage accident.

The band are currently out on the road in North America in support of their third album ’Absolution’.

During a show in Atlanta Matt injured himself onstage, meaning the gig was cut short and the singer taken to hospital.

One fan at the gig told NME.COM: “During their fifth song he smashed his face into his guitar. I noticed something was wrong immediately because he leaned over to his roadie and pointed to his mouth, then I looked and it looked as if someone was pouring a water bottle down his face constantly, but it was blood.

“He kept spitting up more and more blood until he started to sing, and before he could finish the first few lines he quickly removed his guitar and only said ‘I

cant sing, I’ve fucked my face up!’ and they all rushed offstage.”

Shortly after the band, without Matt came back onto the stage and said they couldn’t continue. A show in Philadelphia was also pulled.

A statement from the band reads: “The band were forced to abandon their show in the Cotton Club, Atlanta when Matt badly injured his mouth during the set. He was taken to hospital and received stitches. Matt’s expecting further medical advice. Shows are unfortunately on temporary hold. The band are obviously very disappointed but looking forward to carrying on their new tour of the States as soon as possible.”