American Idol runner up Bo Bice was rushed to hospital Sunday after he became ill while rehearsing for a performance on the 2005 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort & Casino. The singer, supposedly tapped to fill in for ailing Ashlee Simpson at Monday night's Radio Music Awards, started coughing up blood with complications from recent intestinal surgery assumed as the main cause.
Soon then the performer was rushed to Desert Spring Hospital, where he underwent emergency intestinal surgery in August. Despite such fact, Roger Widynowski, a publicist for RCA Records insisted "He didn't collapse but was rushed to the hospital. Bo is doing fine, and he's going back to Nashville today for treatment." Due to such fact, Goo Goo Dolls is then slated to perform in his place.