UPDATED: Lady Gaga Cancels Gigs Due To Exhaustion

Robbie Daw | January 15, 2010 1:10 pm

Lady Gaga’s fans at Indiana’s Purdue University were prepared to be left “speechless” last night, but they got more than they bargained for when news came that the singer had collapsed just before taking the stage at the school’s Elliot Hall Of Music. Needless to say, her gig had to be rescheduled.

Maybe it’s time for Gaga to pull a Beyonce and take a vacation?

“I’ve been crying for hours, I feel like I let my fans down 2nite,” Gaga wrote on Twitter around 8 p.m. last night. “An hour before the show, I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing.”

UPDATE: Lady Gaga’s show in Atlantic City (Saturday, January 16) at the Borgata Casino has now been canceled, and the Monday gig in Mohegan, Connecticut, has been postponed, as well.

Gaga’s publicist later confirmed to Rolling Stone that the singer went down for the count due to exhaustion, and would be out of commission for a few days.

“Due to exhaustion and dehydration, Lady Gaga collapsed and passed out before her show tonight in West Lafayette, Indiana,” the press agent told the publication. “Her physician has advised her to take a few days off to rest.”

She can likely use the time downtime. In fact, just looking at her schedule—which includes her current tour, promoting new single “Telephone,” performing at the Grammys, performing at the amfAR fundraiser during New York Fashion Week, doing Oprah—is draining.

Gaga continued to lament on Twitter: “I hope you can forgive me. I love my little monsters more than anything, you are everything to me. I will make-up the performance on Jan 26.”

One thing that hasn’t been canceled (so far, at least) is the Oprah Winfrey Show appearance. Lady Gaga is expected to show up for the live taping today.