NICOLE Richie is in hospital.
The 27-year-old star, who is expecting her second child with partner Joel Madden, reportedly checked into a Los Angeles medical centre at the end of last week.
Gossip website X17 reports: "The day after DJ AM's memorial, rumours began to fly that Nicole Richie, pictured, was admitted to a local Los Angeles hospital. Could she finally be ready to give birth?"
Nicole's due date is believed to be early September. Nicole - who already has 19-month-old daughter Harlow with Joel - attended the ceremony in remembrance of DJ AM on Thursday.
An onlooker said: "The crowd was very hip and eclectic. It was a very sombre and sad crowd."
The service was structured like an Alcoholics Anonymous 12-steps meeting in tribute to the 36-year-old star, who had battled substance abuse.
Joel has previously revealed he and Nicole can't wait to welcome their second child into the world.
The Good Charlotte front man said: "We're excited about it. It's going to be great."
Nicole's father, singer Lionel Richie, recently confessed he hopes the couple will have a son.
He said: "It's very exciting. Joel is hoping for a boy, but knowing Nicole, she's hoping for a little girl again." - Bang