British punk rockers Fat White Family have pulled out of a European tour with the Black Lips to allow singer Lias Saoudi time to recover from an illness.

The group had to axe a gig in Paris, France with the Veni Vidi Vici hitmakers last week (27May14) after Saoudi was struck down with the mystery ailment, and the rockers have now had to cancel the rest of their supporting slots with the Lips.

A recent post on the band's page reads: "Lias needs some time off to recuperate so we are forced to cancel next week's shows with the Black Lips."

The Black Lips are due to perform in Belgium on Tuesday (03Jun14) before heading to London for two gigs on Wednesday (04Jun14) and Thursday (05Jun14).