Ashton Irwin undergoes surgery

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Ashton Irwin

Ashton Irwin

5 Seconds of Summer star Ashton Irwin has been hospitalised with appendicitis in his native Australia, and the band have cancelled a number of upcoming appearances to give him time to make a full recovery.

Ashton Irwin has been hospitalised with appendicitis.

The 5 Seconds of Summer star underwent surgery for the condition at a medical facility in his native Australia yesterday (14.10.14), and the band have cancelled a number of upcoming appearances to give him time to make a full recovery.

The 'She Looks So Perfect' hitmakers announced the news on their website today (15.10.14), writing: "Ashton has come down with a case of appendicitis and had to have an operation. He's doing great and will be back up & running in no time, but he'll need to rest up for the next week or so.

"Unfortunately this means that we'll no longer be able to fly back to the UK this weekend for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. We will also be postponing next week's trip to Japan (more info to come soon). We are so sorry to everyone that had planned on seeing us. We were so excited to come see you all and we never want to make any of you sad... We hope you understand!"

The 20-year-old drummer appears to have been struck down with the illness very suddenly, as he said he was having a great time at home on Twitter yesterday.

He wrote: "Love you Aussies, good to be home, havin a blast xx (sic)"

While the group will miss the upcoming Teen Awards, The Vamps, Ariana Grande, Rixton, Ella Henderson and Labrinth will be performing at the annual event, with some artists performing extended sets.

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