Cuban singer Pablo Milanes on Thursday was admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital for food poisoning and the concert he was scheduled to give in the evening here was postponed until the weekend.

The 70-year-old artist was diagnosed with pancreatitis and will have to have complete rest for the next 24 hours, the concert promoters said in a statement.

Tickets acquired for the Thursday night show at the Gran Rex Theater will remain valid for the concert now scheduled for Saturday.

Milanes, the writer of emblematic songs such as "Yolanda" and "La vida no vale nada," is on a tour of Latin America to present his latest album entitled "Renacimiento." EFE