John Legend Rigorous Travel Schedule Leads to ER Trip

8/12/2012 12:30 PM PDT

John Legend
 was feeling under the weather following a stretch of extensive travel ... so he took himself to the emergency room this morning to get checked out , but TMZ has learned he just has a bad case of the flu.

A rep for Legend tells TMZ the singer recently returned from a trip to South Africa (among other places) and was feeling under the weather. So Legend went to a New York City area hospital where he was treated for flu-like symptoms. 

Legend was prescribed a healthy dose of rest.

His rep tells TMZ, "He's been traveling a lot and must have picked up a flu-bug somewhere along the way, but he's fine and resting at home now."