So Sick: When Illness Forces Music Stars to Cancel Concerts

Doctor pulls Juicy J from San Francisco show for exhaustion.

Taking a Chill Pill - Traveling from city to city and show to show, celebs may seem like they have super powers, but sometimes taking care of health issues trumps putting on a killer performance. Take Lil Boosie, who had to cancel a show in Charlotte, North Carolina after being hospitalized for dehydration. Meanwhile, he's not the only one who's had to push back a show due to illness. Keep reading. ? Dominique Zonye? (@DominiqueZonyee) and BET Staff(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Taking a Chill Pill - Traveling from city to city and show to show, celebs may seem like they have super powers, but sometimes taking care of health issues trumps putting on a killer performance. Take Lil Boosie, who had to cancel a show in Charlotte, North Carolina after being hospitalized for dehydration. Meanwhile, he's not the only one who's had to push back a show due to illness. Keep reading. — Dominique Zonyeé (@DominiqueZonyee) and BET Staff(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Juicy J - Juicy J was rushed to the hospital for exhaustion Memorial Day weekend 2015, causing him to cancel a show in California. "The Dr said I'm Exhausted I haven't been getting enough rest but I'll be ok San Fran my Apologies i will make it up #THCTOUR still going strong," he posted to Instagram along with a pic of him recovering in the hospital bed.(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/WireImage for NARAS)

August Alsina - You only get one chance to make a first impression and August Alsina made the most of his. With his debut album Testimony, the New Orleans crooner gave listeners pieces of his life via records like ?Benediction? featuring Rick Ross and ?Make It Home? featuring Young Jeezy. Those came in addition to his big radio single ?I Luv This S--t.? With the help of those joints and more, August definitely became the new kid on the R&B block. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

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August Alsina - R&B crooner August Alsina, who, after fainting and falling off stage on Monday (Sept. 16) at his Irving Plaza concert stop in New York City, was forced to postpone his Cincinnati show the next evening. The “No Love” singer is being treated for seizures at a NYC hospital. No word yet on the cause. Hopefully he's well in time for his Sept. 21 Testimony Live tour date in Kansas City, MO.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images)

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Earl Sweatshirt - Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt, who has been on tour almost non-stop since 2013, announced via Twitter in July that he had to "press eject" on his remaining tour dates, canceling appearances at Pemberton Music Festival and the Splash Music Festival due to exhaustion. Earl also had to fall back from hitting the stage for health reasons in 2013. He canceled his performance at Bonnaroo due to pneumonia.(Photo: CV_imageSPACE / Splash News)

Lorde - Grammy Award-winning singer Lorde, 17, was forced to cancel her Australian tour due to an unruly ?chest infection.? Excited about her six-show tour on her native island, Lorde was reluctant to let fans down; but her parents and team stepped in to impose a break since she had been going non-stop since the Grammys in January. But don?t fret, Lorde has promised her Aussie fans a tour in November.(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Lorde - Grammy Award-winning singer Lorde, 17, was forced to cancel her Australian tour due to an unruly “chest infection.” Excited about her six-show tour on her native island, Lorde was reluctant to let fans down; but her parents and team stepped in to impose a break since she had been going non-stop since the Grammys in January. But don’t fret, Lorde has promised her Aussie fans a tour in November.(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Chance the Rapper - After an awesome Coachella week-one featuring surprise guest Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper went on to perform in Las Vegas for a special tour in honor of his 21st birthday, but he fell so ill afterward that he was hospitalized, causing him to cancel his second Coachella 2014 set. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Miley Cyrus - The "Adore You" singer had a ?severe" allergic reaction to antibiotics right in the middle of her sold out Bangerz Tour. The tongue-waggin' diva started feeling ill and had to cancel several dates. Still in good spirits, though, Cyrus promised fans that she would reschedule, tweeting that her doctors and her stuffed animal toy "octopussy" were taking good care of her. (Photo: Miley Cyrus via Twitter)

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Miley Cyrus - The "Adore You" singer had a “severe" allergic reaction to antibiotics right in the middle of her sold out Bangerz Tour. The tongue-waggin' diva started feeling ill and had to cancel several dates. Still in good spirits, though, Cyrus promised fans that she would reschedule, tweeting that her doctors and her stuffed animal toy "octopussy" were taking good care of her. (Photo: Miley Cyrus via Twitter)

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Lil Wayne - Europeans were stoked to see the Young Money CEO kick off his Euro tour in 2009, but when he became ill, those who had purchased tickets months in advance were disappointed when all seven of his shows from Paris to London were canceled. Weezy even had to cancel his stop at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.  (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake "Can't Get Enough" - For Christmas Day 2003, both ESPN and ABC used Justin Timberlake's "Can't Get Enough" — which was recorded specifically for the NBA — and the track would be played during broadcasts for much of the rest of the season. (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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Justin Timberlake - If you have ever experienced a winter in New York City, then you know the two words that come to mind: cold and flu. Justin Timberlake must have caught a bug when he canceled his Madison Square Garden show in February for "health reasons." Like most artists, JT was bummed about the cancellation. He tweeted: "I am truly sorry to everyone that have tickets for tonight. It kills me to have to do this. I hope to see you all on Friday.”(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Beyoncé - Beyoncé's commercial for Toyota features not one, but two stars: her and The-Dream. Bey's "XO" plays in the background as she reveals to the audience, "I had a choice: to stand still or move forward. To let things happen, or to make things happen... Every day I wake up, I make a choice not to let the world decide for me; I decide for me. I decide to get going."(Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

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Beyoncé - The Queen rarely disappoints, so when Beyoncé fell ill on the European leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in May, it was a shock to all her fans around the globe. Doctors advised Bey to rest and take a break from her hectic international tour. The cancellation came just days after rumors spread that she was pregnant with her second child. (Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment)

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Rihanna - After emerging as a teenager with dance hits like "Pon De Replay" and "S.O.S.," Rihanna has flipped her reputation from a pop princess to bad gal. In addition to her blunt-smoking, strip club-loving antics, she's been up front about this change in her music, releasing albums like Good Girl Gone Bad, Rated R, and Unapologetic. (Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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Rihanna - Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour was riddled with illness. The "Monster" singer canceled two shows just a month into her 2013 tour due to "undisclosed illness," then she upset fans in Houston when Live Nation had to tell fans again that Rih Rih would be a no show. But she just couldn't seem to shake that cold; a month later she canceled the Boston leg of her tour because she had laryngitis. (Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Rick Ross - Rozay found himself in hot water in 2013 for his suggestive rape lyric on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” He tried to calm the storm via Twitter: "I dont condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape. #BOSS" (Photo: Rick Ross via Instagram)

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Rick Ross - Ricky Rozay scared fans when the rapper had two seizures in the same day, causing his private plane to make an emergency landing in Alabama while he was en route to a concert in Memphis, Tenn. The MMG boss was hospitalized, forcing him to skip out on the Memphis show he was supposed to perform with Yo Gotti. (Photo: Rick Ross via Instagram)

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Frank Ocean - While performing in Australia at one of his 2013 tour stops on the island, Frank Ocean had a singer’s worst nightmare: a tear in his vocal cords. The "Superpower" guest vocalist struggled through his entire set, and went to the doctor immediately after only to learn of the troubling diagnosis. The "small tear" to his cords caused the singer to cancel the entire sold-out Australian tour. (Photo: Grott Vegard/LANDOV)

Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson tried to live up to her commitment, but just moments before she was scheduled to perform for CBS's The Early Show Outdoor Concert Series in 2011, the "Walk It Out" singer was hospitalized with major stomach issues. Hudson's camp told fans that she was "treated for food poisoning and released."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson tried to live up to her commitment, but just moments before she was scheduled to perform for CBS's The Early Show Outdoor Concert Series in 2011, the "Walk It Out" singer was hospitalized with major stomach issues. Hudson's camp told fans that she was "treated for food poisoning and released."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Justin Bieber - In 2010, when Justin Bieber was just a tween, the singer was forced to cancel his performance at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, N.Y. According to the fair's website, Biebs was under "doctors' orders" to cancel the show. The "Baby" singer also tweeted his fans: "Been super sick lately but u guys are carrying me. thank u for the love."(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)