Country and western singer Tammy Wynette was hospitalized Friday in St. Louis with abdominal pains that forced her to cancel an appearance in Denver, hospital officials said.

Wynette, 48, was in satisfactory condition in the intensive care unit of Barnes Hospital, said hospital spokesman Dave Truesdale.The illness forced the singer to cancel her scheduled appearance Friday night at the Denver Coliseum, a spokeswoman for Wynette said.