7 Celebrities Who TOTALLY Freaked Us Out by Fainting on the Job
Even though they’re rich, famous, and have access to pretty much the best healthcare available, celebrities have to worry about their health, too! With their crazy schedules and intense work commitments it can understandably be difficult to get consistent check-ups and to stay on top of their health 100% of the time. In fact, many encounter sleep deprivation and malnourishment, often times without even noticing they’re doing their bodies any harm at all.
Back in 2010, for example, Lady Gaga collapsed on stage during one of her concerts. While in New Zealand on her Monster Ball Tour, Gaga struggled to stand upright and wasn’t able to continue with the choreography at first. Instead, she sat down, removed her headpiece and made an attempt at dancing while lying on the ground. Luckily, she was able to recuperate and continue with the show despite her obvious exhaustion.
In Gaga’s case, it was her jam-packed schedule and total exhaustion that caused the collapse, but fans feared the worst because it wasn’t the first time she’s felt faint during a performance. The pop star has canceled several performances for that exact reason, so it’s pretty clear that her work schedule is just too demanding and her body can’t handle it.
Lady Gaga is only one example of a celebrity whose health suffers at the hands of her career. Many performers, including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Rihanna have appeared sick on stage mid-concert. We know… gross! But unfortunately, it’s the reality of being an international superstar. However, getting sick on stage is the absolute least of it, because we hate to break it to you, but many celebrities have actually gotten to the point where they’ve fainted while on the job. Not only is it embarrassing for them, but it’s super scary, too! Check out these seven celebs who’ve fainted at work and gave us quite the scare:
Talk show host Wendy Williams gave her viewers quite the scare on Halloween when she fainted on live television.
In the footage from the episode, Wendy was seen having some sort of episode and slurring her speech just before she fell to the ground. Luckily, she was able to recuperate in time to finish the show after the commercial break, and she initially told the audience that her collapse was due to overheating from her costume.
Even though many people on social media seem to think she had a seizure, doctors said she was simply running low on electrolytes. We hope it's not something more serious! Feel better, Wendy!
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