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Singer Juan Gabriel Hospitalized in Las Vegas

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File photo of Mexican music star Juan Gabriel performing in the 2009 Latin Grammys. Juan Gabriel announced on April 15, 2014 via his Twitter account that due to health reasons he was postponing two weeks of shows of his US tour until further notice. According to one of the singers' spokespersons, he was hospitalized with pneumonia. AFP - Getty Images

Top-selling music star Juan Gabriel has been hospitalized in Las Vegas with pneumonia,causing him to postpone three California shows this week that were part of his "Volver" tour.

The 64-year-old "Divo de Juarez" was rushed to intensive care Monday, according to a statement released Tuesday. Gabriel had performed an extended, three-hour concert the night before at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas.

The Mexican singer is one of the best-selling Latin recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. He was named Person of the Year in 2009 by the Latin Recording Academy, which produces the Latin Grammys.

Gabriel's "Volver" tour began earlier this month and includes stops in Houston, New York City and Miami. The show features the singer's mariachi band and a full orchestra on a 360-degree stage.

--Reporting by the Associated Press

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