Rihanna Cancels Second Sweden Concert Due to Exhaustion
Rihanna needs to recuperate.
Citing exhaustion, the singer, 23, cancelled a second show in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday. It was the second cancellation in Sweden in just a few days; she nixed a Monday show and Tweeted a photo of herself hooked up to an IV drip.
"It was due to fatigue again," Live Nation Sweden spokesman Kristofer Akesson told Us Weekly of Wednesday night's cancelation. "It was a very difficult decision to make at the last moment, but Rihanna's health was really deteriorating. She was very disappointed and it was a decision we didn't want to make."
Refunds will be offered to all ticket holders, and organizers will attempt to reschedule the "We Found Love" singer's two shows.
Wednesday's concert was cancelled just 40 minutes before Rihanna was set to perform for 13,500 fans at the Globe concert venue.
"She was so ill," a source says of the star. "She could barely stand up. She was pushing herself to do the show, but she couldn't do it in the end."
Rihanna and her team consulted with a doctor, who "told her it would be stupid to try and do the show, that she would be putting her health at serious risk," the source explains.
"At the Globe Rihanna was close to passing out. It got serious," the insider continues. "She couldn't even get up to leave. So she slept in her dressing room until about half an hour after midnight and then they helped her out to the car and back to her hotel."