Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker, 80, ‘critically ill’ in hospital

Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker is "critically ill" in hospital, his family has announced in a short statement on his Twitter page.

The reason why the 80-year-old, whose real is Peter Edward Baker, was hospitalised is currently not known.

It has been reported that he underwent open heart surgery three years ago.

In a statement released on Ginger's Twitter page, his family announced: "The Baker family are sad to announce that Ginger is critically ill in hospital. Please keep him in your prayers tonight."

Baker was the founding member of sixties rock and blues band Cream, recruiting Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in 1966.

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