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Are Rihanna's extra-curricular activities becoming a hazard to her health? After partying the night away in high fashion at the Costume Institute Gala at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the pop singer was rushed to the ER and hospitalized. The day after the event, she tweeted a photo of her arm hooked up to an IV drip. What happened to Rihanna between the red carpet and the hospital bed?
According to Entertainment Tonight, the culprit is a lingering case of the flu.
"[Rihanna] had a fever and flu since last week and needed an IV but is fine now," a source told the show.
Some media outlets have expressed concern that Rihanna isn't just sick, but partying too hard. A Star magazine source describes the her as "really out of control," claiming that Rihanna is "drinking almost every day and talking about smoking weed a lot, too."
Adds the source: "Everyone is telling her to slow down and think about therapy, or even rehab."
The "Where Have You Been" singer isn't doing much to dispel the rumors, either. In the past few weeks, she's raised eyebrows by tweeting photos of herself partying with strippers, and cutting up what appeared to be cocaine (but may have been marijuana) on a man's bald head at Coachella.
Professionally, Rihanna is at the height of her game (and she looks amazing, too). Hopefully she's dialing back the partying after her hospital excursion; we'd hate to see her sabotage her own success with one too many late nights.