Beyonce Performs “1+1″ at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium on May 15, 2013
*Beyonce said she defied doctors’ orders to return to the stage in Belgium on Wednesday night (May 15), just one day after she scrapped a gig in the same country due to illness
The singer axed her concert in Antwerp on Tuesday citing dehydration and exhaustion, but she promised to be back onstage Wednesday. She kept true to her word, performing for fans last night at the Sportpaleis venue.
Beyonce addressed her cancellation during the show, telling the audience, “I just have to say, I feel so good to be on this stage. Now, my doctors told me not to perform, but there was no way in the world (I would cancel again). I just have to say that you all have given me so much inspiration and I just want to thank you guys.”
Bey’s cancellation fueled rumors she is expecting her second child with husband Jay Z.
Watch clips from Wednesday’s show in Antwerp below.
*EUR received an email notification from Courtney Barnes, Ray J’s publicist saying that the singer/actor has been in a Las Vegas area hospital since the early morning of Monday, May 21, and will remain there for treatment for exhaustion and jet lag.
Barnes says Ray J was in ‘Vegas hosting a launch party for the product he is endorsing, Prince Reigns Hair Serum, and to attend the Billboard Awards.
Earlier we reported …
*TMZ is reporting that Ray J experienced some sort of health issue the morning after the Billboard Music Awards and ended up in the hospital.
According to the website, “Ray J was extremely upset after his confrontation with Whitney Houston’s family — notably Pat Houston — during the awards ceremony. On Monday morning, someone went into Ray J’s hotel room and realized the singer was ‘out of it’ and couldn’t get out of bed.
“We’re told Ray J was extremely disoriented and was immediately taken to the hospital by ambulance.
“As for what happened … it’s looking like a combo of exhaustion and stress. Ray J had just returned from a quick, 32-hour round trip to China and when he landed he immediately drove 4 hours to Las Vegas for the awards show.”
At press time, Ray J was still in the hospital, according to TMZ. No word on when he’ll be released.
Beyonce and Rihanna attend the Gucci and RocNation Pre-GRAMMY brunch held at Soho House on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
*Rihanna nearly cancelled a concert in Ireland on Friday due to “stress,” according to The Sun newspaper.
The singer reportedly broke down shortly before the show in Dublin – which was the latest stop on her 100+ date Loud Tour – and was only talked out of scrapping the show altogether by a phone call to fellow singer Beyonce.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “She’s just a young woman who just wants to have fun, but she was feeling pretty low. It’s a mix of exhaustion and stress. She’s been partying hard to take her mind off things, but there are days when she wakes up and doesn’t even know where she is because of the traveling. It’s no wonder she is feeling down.”
Regarding Beyonce’s mentoring, the source added: “She knows Rihanna needs downtime or she’ll burn out.”
After her performance on Friday, Rihanna wrote online: “I’m so light-headed!”
On Thursday night, she hosted a lavish Thanksgiving feast in Ireland for her tour staff and entourage, ordering food from a top French restaurant and celebrating in a private room of O’Donoghue’s bar.
Rihanna had to cancel two shows in Sweden a month ago, as she was hospitalized with “the flu.” She was also thought to have been warned by doctors to curb her partying lifestyle.
She has 16 dates left on her Loud Tour, which concludes on Dec. 22 in London.