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Lady Gaga Collapses, Cancels Concert

Paramedics treat the pop star for exhaustion and dehydration in Indiana. Read her explanation.

From meeting the Queen of England to touring the world, Lady Gaga’s been a busy lady lately, but Thursday night in West Lafayette, Indiana, her hectic schedule caught up with her: the pop singer passed out moments before taking the stage at a Purdue University concert, forcing the gig to be canceled.

According to West Lafayette’s WLFI, a police officer took the stage at the Elliott Hall of Music after opening acts Jason Derulo and Semi Precious Weapons performed and announced Gaga’s illness to the sold-out crowd, explaining after paramedics arrived backstage and found the singer struggling to breathe.

Gaga later took to Twitter to address the incident.

“I’ve been crying for hours, I feel like I let my fans down tonight,” she wrote. “An hour before the show, I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing. Paramedics came to take care of me, and told me my heart rate was irregular — a result of exhaustion and dehydration.”

“Can’t apologize enough for how sorry I am,” she added. “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 two-hour show, since I had passed out earlier.”

“I am so devastated. I have performed with the flu, a cold… I would never cancel a show just based on discomfort. I hope you can forgive me. I love my little monsters more than anything, you are everything to me.”

Lady Gaga’s Purdue gig has been rescheduled for Jan. 26.