Lady Gaga has had a very busy year in 2009 and 2010 seems to be the same. The artist started the new year on the road with her Monster Ball Tour, she met the Queen of England and shot an episode of Oprah Winfrey’s show that aired this weekend.
And all that seems to have weakened the diva as she passed out before her show Thursday night in Indiana at Indiana’s Purdue University, apparently due to exhaustion and dehydration. According to WLFI-TV in Lafayette, after openers Semi Precious Weapons and Jason DeRulo performed at the college’s Elliott Hall of Music, the police took the stage and the crowd was informed “Lady Gaga will not be able to take the stage this evening due to sudden illness.” The paramedics arrived backstage and helped the singer to breathe. Her physician advised her to rest for a few days, so she canceled her Saturday show in Atlantic City at New Jersey’s Borgata Casino and her Sunday show at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford and her tour’s promoter, LiveNation also announced that Monday’s show in Uncasville, Connecticut was also postponed. Howeve3r, ticketholders for the canceled shows will have first access to tickets for the new date(s) to be scheduled as soon as possible.
Moreover, the “Bad Romance” singer, feeling that she has disappointed her fans, tweeted: “I’ve been crying for hours, I feel like I let my fans down 2nite. An hour before the show, I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing… [I] can’t apologize enough for how sorry I am. I could hear my fans cheering from my dressing room, I begged everyone to let me go onstage … My stage has complicated mechanical elements, everyone was concerned I’d be in danger during the 2hr show, since I had passed out earlier. I am so devastated. I have performed with the flu, a cold, strep throat: I would never cancel a show just based on discomfort … I hope you can forgive me. I love my little monsters [fans] more than anything, you are everything to me.”
But the 23-year-old singer didn’t mention how long she’ll be out of stage or if she will cancel the next shows. She is set to play four high-profile shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on January 20th, 21st and 23rd and 24th. On January 26th, it’s the rescheduled Purdue show, on January 31st she is set to perform at Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where she is nominated in five categories, including Song and Record of the Year (for “Poker Face”) and Album of the Year (for The Fame). Then, the next tour date is February 18th in England, where she launches a nearly three-month international tour. Let’s hope she will feel better soon and she will honor her shows.
This entry was posted on Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 7:31 am and is filed under News.