Lady Gaga

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Maybe Lady Gaga shouldn't have wished for that "Bad Romance" disease.

The sartorially risqué chanteuse was forced to cancel a concert tonight in West Lafayette, Ind., after falling ill and being advised to rest.

WLFI-TV reports that the cancellation was announced after the two opening acts had already performed, disappointing the sold-out crowd gathered at Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music to see the platinum-haired headliner.

Lady Gaga tweeted that she was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing about an hour before the show.

"Paramedics came to take care of me, and told me my heart-rate was irregular-- a result of exhaustion and dehydration," she wrote. "Can't apologize enough for how sorry I am. I could hear my fans cheering from my dressing room, I begged everyone to let me go onstage.

"My stage has complicated mechanical elements, everyone was concerned I'd be in danger during the 2hr show, since I had passed out earlier. I am so devastated. I have performed with the flu, a cold, strep throat: I would never cancel a show just based on discomfort."

Aw, see? Underneath the corset and the wigs and the bubbles, she's just an artist who earnestly wants to please her fans.

"I hope you can forgive me," she continued. "I love my little monsters more than anything, you are everything to me. I will make-up the performance on Jan 26."

Concertgoers can get refunds for tonight's show, or their tix will be honored at a makeup show scheduled for Jan. 26.

However, Gaga will manage to rally in time for Friday's appearance on Oprah, her rep tells E! News. It's a good thing, too. Ms. Winfrey is rather excited about the big interview.

"Just saw AVATAR. WOWEE KAZOWEE!! Interviewing James Cameron tomorrow and LADY GAGA. Can't sleep. So excited," the daytime doyenne twittered.

Here's hoping that whatever is plaguing Ms. Gaga is gone by the Grammys on Jan. 31, where the hitmaker is up for five awards.


Before the Grammys, however, there are the Golden Globes this Sunday. Get in on all the action in our Red Carpet section!

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