We automatically assume when a celebrity is hospitalized and treated for dehydration that it’s a cover-up for a more serious issue. While that can be the case at times to prevent a scandal from happening, more often than not, it’s true that these stars just pushed themselves way too hard. These celebs pushed it to the limit and had to be hospitalized for dehydration.
On his way to Charlotte for a gig in February, the Louisiana rapper started to feel weak. By the time he got to his destination, Boosie decided to check himself into a hospital. While there, doctors informed Boosie that he was severely dehydrated. He was hooked up to intravenous fluids and had to cancel his show in Charlotte. The “Zoom” rapper was released from the hospital the next day and literally “zoomed” to Georgia for his next scheduled performance.
There’s no denying Rihanna’s hard partying ways, but several years ago, the constant turn up landed the Bajan singer in the hospital. Back in 2012, RiRi was rushed to an undisclosed medical center and found to be suffering from dehydration after partying at the Met Gala in New York City. This happened right after Rihanna pulled out of a Saturday Night Live rehearsal due to exhaustion. The “FourFiveSeconds” singer shared a photo of her arm hooked up to an IV on social media, but after a brief stay, Rihanna was allowed to fly back home to Los Angeles.
Several years ago the Miami rapper was feeling so ill, she collapsed inside of a Florida airport. Trina had been traveling all day while feeling under the weather and minutes after she got off her plane, she hit the floor. Trina was rushed to the hospital and was treated for severe dehydration.
Last year, August Alsina worked himself so hard he ended up in a coma for three days. The “No Love” singer was performing in New York City when he collapsed and fell offstage and ended up having seizures. He was rushed to the hospital where he found out he was severely dehydrated. After waking up from the coma, Alsina received visits from various stars and gave his fans updates on his health via Instagram. Once he was released from the hospital, the R&B crooner headed to his New Orleans home for some much needed downtime before heading back out on tour with Usher.
In 2013, Rita Ora had a scary episode on the set of a shoot for Madonna’s Material Girl clothing line while in Miami. While in her makeup trailer, Ora passed out. An ambulance was called and she was whisked away to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was treated for exhaustion and dehydration.
In 2012, the music world lost a talented singer and icon when Whitney Houston unexpectedly passed away. Several months after her death, her rumored on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ray J, was still reeling. The reality star was confronted by Houston’s family behind-the-scenes at the Billboard Awards and the next morning he was found in his hotel room dazed and completely confused. Ray J was rushed to the hospital and treated for exhaustion and dehydration. His rep blamed the incident on an intense travel schedule.
Ray J wasn’t the only one in the Norwood family who had to receive medical treatment for dehydration. In 1999, the Grammy-winning R&B singer had to be hospitalized for dehydration. Her popular sitcom “Moesha” went on a short hiatus to gives its star some time to rest and recover. She later admitted that she suffered from an eating disorder around that time.
In 2013, Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering from seizures, but the year before that he reportedly found himself in the hospital for another reason. The “Lollipop” rapper was in Texas when he fell ill and had to receive medical treatment. “Lil Wayne was successfully released from the hospital after being treated for a severe migraine and dehydration,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He is at home on doctor-mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love.”
In 2012, Lindsay Lohan gave her family and fans quite the scare. The former child star was found unresponsive in her hotel room in Marina del Ray and paramedics were called. But it turns out that Lohan was working a little too hard on the set of her Lifetime movie Liz & Dick and was just tired and very thirsty. “Note to self.. After working 85hours in 4days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion & 7 paramedics MIGHT show up @ your door…. Hopefully theyre cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down. XL @mrsalperez -back on set,” Lohan tweeted the next day.
In 1996, Martin Lawrence was the star of his own popular sitcom but the pressures of being a star caught up with him. He was arrested after brandishing a pistol and screaming at tourists on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles. Lawrence was then hospitalized and his publicist released a statement saying the Bad Boys star had suffered from dehydration and exhaustion. The year before that, Lawrence was hospitalized after he lost it on the set of A Thin Line Between Love And Hate. In 1999, Lawrence found himself in the hospital once again. That last time he slipped into a three-day coma after collapsing while jogging in the summer heat wearing several layers of clothing.
Usher has been one of the most consistent R&B singers of his generation thanks to his hard work ethic, but that drive had a negative effect on his health at one time. The “Confessions” singer once passed out while in the recording studio. “Usher was under doctor’s care for exhaustion and dehydration,” his former manager and mom, Jonetta Patton, said in a statement. “His doctors have prescribed strict bed rest for two weeks and lots of fluids. He would like his fans to know that he is fine and hopes to be back on his feet soon.”
Back in 2008, Kid Rock was tapped to perform at the Download Festival in London, but right before he was scheduled to take the stage, he was rushed to the hospital instead. Suffering from stomach cramps, once he was admitted, doctors informed Kid Rock that he was severely dehydrated. Festivalgoers ecstatic to see Kid Rock were informed through an announcement that the Detroit rocker fell ill and his performance was cancelled. He was treated at a hospital in Nottingham and then released.
Lady Gaga is known for putting on great concerts and giving her all in every show. But that’s clearly not a good idea, because the star has been hospitalized for dehydration more than once, including twice in 2010.
Nick Cannon started 2012 in Aspen, Colo. with a stay in the hospital. At first the “America’s Got Talent” host was said to be suffering from kidney failure. His then-wife, Mariah Carey, shared a photo on Twitter cuddled up by her hubby’s side on his hospital bed. She asked for friends, family and fans to pray for Cannon because he had been diagnosed with mild kidney failure. But his rep cleared the air and said Cannon had been suffering from and was treated for severe dehydration instead.
A year after leaving “Chappelle’s Show,” the elusive comedian was hospitalized for dehydration. Chappelle went to the emergency room on his own after falling ill. He was treated for 12 hours before he was released. Although rumors surfaced that Chappelle had entered rehab, his rep denied the reports and instead informed everyone of his brief medical scare.