Grammy-nominated R&B vocalist Jill Scott has been hospitalized with a lung infection, an illness that has forced her to miss the first few dates as the opening act on Sting's current U.S. tour.

Grammy-nominated R&B vocalist Jill Scott has been hospitalized with a lung infection, an illness that has forced her to miss the first few dates as the opening act on Sting's current U.S. tour.

A spokesperson for the R&B singer said Scott was suffering from a 102-degree fever when she was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning (May 6). She was scheduled to perform at the kickoff of Sting's tour on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Scott became sick after an allergy developed into a bad cold, and then the lung infection. The 28-year-old singer is expected to join the tour soon, the spokesperson said, but it's unknown when she'll be released from the hospital. Doctors expect her to make a full recovery.

Scott's debut album, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1" (Hidden Beach/Epic) earned her three Grammy nominations this year and in February was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 1 million copies.

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