Lady Gaga Collapses, Cancels Concert

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WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

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.

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