Nile Rodgers hospitalized, misses concert in Toronto

Chic cofounder and Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers has been hospitalized with an undisclosed ailment that caused him to miss a concert in Toronto Sunday night.

"I've never missed one gig in my life... well, it's been that way till now," Rodgers tweeted Sunday night, adding, "The Dr. caught me trying to sneak out. ... My doctors are taking great care of me. See you all very soon." Rodgers and Chic are currently on tour with Earth, Wind & Fire.

Rodgers' rep did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.

Rodgers, 64, underwent a lengthy battle with prostate cancer six years ago, which he documented at length both in a blog and in his 2012 autobiography, "Le Freak." In 2013 he received an all-clear from his doctors, about which he jubilantly but cautiously tweeted, "I'M ALL CLEAR AGAIN! [But] I never celebrate much when I get an all-clear because in six months I'll go through the same drama."

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NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 04: Nile Rodgers performs on stage at Prudential Center on August 4, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 12: Nile Rodgers of Chic performs on Opening Night of the 2054 North American Tour at Oracle Arena on July 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 12: (L-R) Singer Kimberly Davis and Nile Rodgers of Chic perform on Opening Night of the 2054 North American Tour at Oracle Arena on July 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Alice Cooper (R) and Craig Leach (C) present Nile Rodgers with the Raymond Weil International Award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on June 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Nile Rodgers arrives in an Audi at the Nordoff Robbins at Grosvenor House Hotel on June 30, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Audi UK)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Nile Rodgers of Chic performs on day 4 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2017 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Musician Nile Rodgers attends the 2017 ACE Gala at Capitale on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for ACE)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Nile Rodgers attends 23rd Annual Caron New York City Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Former professional basketball player Dikembe Mutombo (L) and musician Nile Rodgers attend the We Are Family Foundation 2017 Celebration Gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (L-R) Joanne Horowitz, Myra Scheer, Nile Rodgers and Marc Benecke attend SiriusXM Town Hall taping on Studio 54 Radio celebrating the 40th anniversary of Studio 54 at the SiriusXM studios on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: 2017 Inductee Nile Rodgers attends the Press Room of the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. The event will broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 15: Nile Rodgers gives the keynote address at the Austin Convention Center during South By Southwest Music Festival on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 01: Musician Nile Rodgers arrives at the 2016 Ebony Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15: SXSW CEO Roland Swenson and Record Producer Nile Rodgers attend the Music Keynote during 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mindy Best/Getty Images for SXSW)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Nile Rodgers attends Centrepoint At The Palace at Kensington Palace on November 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
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At the same time, the veteran songwriter, producer and guitarist was working on what turned out to be a career comeback, collaborating with Daft Punk on three songs — including the global hit "Get Lucky" — for their 2013 "Random Access Memories" album, which won the Best Album Grammy the following year; Rodgers and the duo also performed on the show with Stevie Wonder.

Rodgers, who worked with David Bowie, Diana Ross and Duran Duran during his peak period as a producer in the 1980s, has been even more active than usual in recent years, collaborating with Adam Lambert, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Bryan Ferry and many others, as well as touring and recording regularly with a reconstituted Chic. Among many other honors, he and Chic cofounder Bernard Edwards (who died in 1990) were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016.

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