Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Motown group the Four Tops, is no longer missing.

His relatives in Michigan told police that Stubbs, who was in Southern California on business, checked out of a hotel Sunday and hadn't been seen since.But another member of the quartet, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, told Detroit radio station WWJ this morning that Stubbs was simply staying at a different hotel and hadn't checked in with his family. The singer is fine, Fakir said.

The Four Tops have sold more than 50 million records since forming four decades ago. The group, made up of Detroit natives, got its first big hit in 1963 after signing with Motown Records and recording "Baby, I Need Your Loving."

Three members of the quartet - Stubbs, Fakir and Renaldo "Obie" Benson - remain active. Member Lawrence Payton died in June 1997 of liver cancer.