Mike Mills' illness forces two postponements…

REM have been forced to cancel two UK dates due to illness.

Due to bassist Mike Mills been taken to hospital with severe flu-like symptoms the full band were unable to take to the stage for last night’s (February 21) show at the Sheffield Hallam Arena, reports RTE.

Instead Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck played a four-song acoustic set, while the full gig has been rescheduled for June 15.

According to the band’s [url=]official website, tonight’s show at the Glasgow SECC has also being postponed.