James Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia on Sunday, but he hopes to be able to perform again next weekend, his agent said.

Brown, 73, was admitted to Emory Crawford Long Hospital, said his agent, Frank Kopsidas of Intrigue Music.

A hospital spokesman refused to confirm whether Brown was a patient, citing privacy laws.

The Godfather of Soul canceled shows this week in Waterbury, Conn., and Englewood, N.J., but Brown should be ready to perform on Saturday at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., Kopsidas said.