Tom Petty hospitalized, status unknown

PHOTO: Tom Petty performs on stage at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on August 17, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. PlayAndrew Chin/Getty Images for ABA
WATCH Rock star Tom Petty hospitalized, status unknown

Tom Petty was taken to a hospital Sunday night, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in Malibu responded to the singer's home at 10:50 p.m. Sunday.

The singer, 66, who wrapped his 40th anniversary tour with the Heartbreakers last month, was then rushed to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica. His status is currently unknown.

The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement Monday afternoon amid numerous reports of his death, noting they had "no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty."

"Initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources, however the LAPD has no investigative role in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience in this reporting," the statement concluded.

ABC News reached out to a representative for Petty but didn't immediately hear back.

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