BEIJING: US singer Patti Austin cancelled a concert in Beijing after she suffered a “severe asthma attack,” a statement on her website said. “She was taken in an emergency to the Peking Union Medical College Hospital where she has been treated for a severe asthma attack in combination with respiratory infection,” the statement said. “Ms Austin is currently resting in her hotel. Her current breathing condition does not physically enable her to perform tonight.” “Austin is extremely disappointed about this situation since she was very much looking forward to performing,” the statement added.–UPI