Bulloch, who was subsequently discharged but was advised by doctors to return home for further medical treatment, explained what happened in a post on the band’s web site.

“I was taken into hospital last night almost immediately after the show at ATP,” the drummer said. “I’ve been having some problems with my pacemaker for the duration of the tour and it unfortunately culminated in me being sent to the emergency room.

“I’m really bummed about having to go home and feel for the folk who had bought tickets for our upcoming shows, but I can honestly say it would be almost impossible for me to carry on at this point, as my pacemaker has broken skin and the surrounding area has become infected.”

Details regarding ticket refunds will be announced shortly at Mogwai.co.uk and MatadorRecords.com.