[Video] Is Rihanna Exhausted and Burned Out?

There is a such thing as an artist working too hard and Rihanna may fit the bill. She’s currently in the midst of a 10 month, 101 date tour. I think that says enough…

Over the last few weeks, Page Six and other online reports have claimed that she is on 24 hour health supervision after she suffered a few meltdowns and almost canceled shows while on tour in Europe. Rihanna added fueled the reports by tweeting photos of her in the hospital hooked to an IV with the flu as well as tweeting things like, “I’m so light-headed! WTF!!!!!”. Aside from a few mini vacations here and there, she’s basically worked non-stop while putting out three albums over the last three years, filming numerous videos, shooting numerous covers all while touring the world. In the last 2 weeks alone, she has performed back to back Loud tour dates and somehow managed to find time to shoot her ‘Ya Da One’ music video.

This past weekend, Rihanna performed as headliner of Capital FM’s 2011 Jingle Ball in London and although she gave a good effort, she seemed tired while attempting to belt out some of her big hits such as S&M, ‘What’s My Name’ and ‘We Found Love’. If she is indeed exhausted, when does the team step in and say ‘enough is enough’?

Take a look at some of the performances below:

A lot of artist’s teams would recommend that they continue to tour and put out albums, especially for the first 3-5 years of their career but I believe Rihanna has solidified her place and impact in music enough to at least take a mini break. She deserves it. She recently made Billboard chart history with 20 top 10 singles (11 reached number 1) in 6 years, breaking a record for the amount of #1 hits acquired in the shortest amount of time that was once held by Madonna.

**cues Chelsea Lately, ‘Take A break‘

Her fans will definitely be there when she gets back.

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