Louise Redknapp has been rushed to hospital after suffering a fall, forcing her to pull out of Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 for at least two months.

The 44-year-old singer was on her way to rehearsals earlier this week when she took a fall and suffered a deep cut on her chin, as well as fracturing her left wrist.

Redknapp's injury means she's had to pull out of the musical, in which she was due to play Dolly's role as Violet Newstand. 

According to The Sun, she has been ordered by doctors to take two months off work and will now re-join 9 to 5 later this year.

A spokesperson for the production said: "We hope Louise will start performances towards the end of March or early April.

"Due to an injury this week, Louise Redknapp has had to temporarily withdraw from performing the role of Violet in 9 to 5: The Musical.

"The recovery time recommended means Louise is no longer able to properly rehearse the show in the remaining time left before opening.

"Together we have made the difficult decision to delay Louise’s start date in the show. We hope that Louise will start performances sometime towards the end of March/early April 2019. Everyone at 9 to 5 wishes Louise a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming her back."

The West End musical was to have been Louise's return to the stage, after previously starring opposite fellow pop star Will Young in Cabaret.