slideshow: 15 celebs who have suffered from "exhaustion"


slideshow: 15 celebs who have suffered from "exhaustion"

  • Last week, Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell was arrested for a naked meltdown in which he allegedly vandalized cars and made sexual gestures in public. Russell's wife blamed his erratic behavior, which was caught on tape, on a popular celebrity ailment: exhaustion.

    "Let us say up front that Jason has never had a substance abuse or drinking problem, and this episode wasn’t caused by either of those things. But yes, he did irrational things brought on by exhaustion and dehydration," said Russell's wife.

    Russell isn't the first – and he won't be the last – "celeb" to suffer from exhaustion.

  • Ashlee Simpson

    In 2005, singer Ashlee Simpson had to stop performing during a concert in Japan. After complaining of feeling sick, Simpson apologized to fans. Simpson later collapsed in an elevator and was rushed to a hospital. A rep for Simpson blamed the collapse on exhaustion.
  • Demi Moore

    Earlier this year, actress Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital after "acting like she was suffering from a seizure," according to E! News. "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health," said a written statement from Moore's rep.
  • Demi Lovato

    Last year, tween star Demi Lovato checked into rehab to work out some "physical and emotional issues," which included substance abuse, self-cutting and depression. After checking out of rehab, Lovato said she came close to quitting the music biz: "I thought, 'I'm exhausted, people don't understand and so many people are being negative towards me'"
  • Dave Chappelle

    In 2007, comedian Dave Chappelle checked into an emergency room in Los Angeles. A rep for Chappelle kept the explanation short and sweet: "It was exhaustion; he had been traveling. He’s fine."
  • Colin Farrell

    In 2005, hard-partying actor Colin Farrell checked into rehab after suffering from exhaustion and for "dependency on prescription medication" for a back injury. Years later, Farrell opened up about his time in rehab: "Basically, I'd been fairly drunk or high since I was 14. I was very drunk and high for 16 years, so it was a tough life change, and I was dying. I'm one of the lucky ones."
  • Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon

    Last year, Kings of Leon canceled their U.S. summer tour after frontman Caleb Followill was purported to be having "vocal issues and exhaustion." Shortly after the tour was scrapped, Caleb's brother (and KOL bassist) Jared Followill told a different story on Twitter: "I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."
  • Wyclef

    In 2010, Wyclef was hospitalized for "stress and fatigue" just one week after he ended his run for Haiti's presidency. A rep for Wyclef said that the musician and activist had endured a "grueling eight weeks" while campaigning in Haiti.
  • Tracy Morgan

    Earlier this year, 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan collapsed during the Sundance Film Festival. A rep for Morgan blamed it on a "combination of exhaustion and altitude." Morgan tweeted: "Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn."
  • Selena Gomez

    Last year, moments after appearing on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, Selena Gomez rushed to the hospital after complaining of nausea and a severe headache. Gomez later explained she was "just very malnourished … and exhausted."
  • Rihanna

    Last year, Rihanna was forced to cancel two shows of her "Loud" tour in Sweden after suffering from "extreme exhaustion." An anonymous source told US Magazine: She could barely stand up. She was pushing herself to do the show, but she couldn't do it in the end." Rihanna blamed the flu and apologized to her Swedish fans via Twitter: "It would have been a great time … so much better than being sick with the flu. Ugh! I'm really disappointed I couldn't be there."
  • Paris Hilton

    In 2006, Paris Hilton was arrested in Los Angeles for "driving erratically." Hilton was subjected to a DUI test, which she failed. Hilton's lawyer claimed that she had only consumed one drink that night, and the failed DUI test was a result of "an empty stomach and working all day and being fatigued."
  • Mariah Carey

    In 2001, Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance on "TRL," in which she "stripped" and made random comments about ice cream. Her behavior was so erratic that host Carson Daly exclaimed, "Mariah Carey has lost her mind." Days later, Carey was hospitalized for "extreme exhaustion." A rep for Carey explained further: "Carey has been hospitalized for extreme exhaustion after completing two movies, Glitter and Wise Girls, and simultaneously writing, recording and producing her album, the soundtrack Glitter.'"
  • Lindsay Lohan

    In 2006, actress Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized while shooting the movie Georgia Rule. "She was overheated and dehydrated. She was filming in 105-degree weather for 12 hours," said Lohan's rep.

    James G. Robinson, the CEO of Morgan Creek Productions, wasn't buying it and sent Lohan a warning letter: "To date, your actions on Georgia Rule have been discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional. You have acted like a spoiled child and in so doing have alienated many of your co-workers and endangered the quality of this picture."

  • Lady Gaga

    In 2010, Lady Gaga collapsed before a show at Purdue University in Indiana. Gaga took to Twitter and insisted she was not being a diva: "I would never cancel a show just based on discomfort… paramedics came to take care of me, and told me my heart-rate was irregular – a result of exhaustion and dehydration."
  • Eminem

    In 2005, Eminem canceled a 10-date European tour just days after completing a 23-date tour in the U.S. "Eminem is currently being treated for exhaustion, complicated by other medical issues," said a rep for Eminem. Lord Henry Mountcharles, the owner of one of the venues where Eminem was scheduled to perform, didn't buy Em's excuse: "I don't think the Rolling Stones or U2 would cancel a section owing to nervous exhaustion."
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