Rihanna has been given a stern warning by doctors to “slow down” and make “serious lifestyle changes” after a recent illness that was said to have been severe. The pop singer whose hits include “Stay” and “Diamonds” recently had to cancel two big shows in Boston and Baltimore after being diagnosed with laryngitis.
Insiders say that Rihanna was scared by the warnings and understands that her late nights, smoking, drinking and partying ways combined with a packed schedule of tour dates and physical activity has been doing harm to her body and she plans to start taking better care of herself.
“Rihanna’s illness was so severe that doctors warned it could take months for her to fully recover – there were worries that she’d have to cancel her entire tour,” a source told British magazine Heat. “They’ve told her that she needs to make some serious lifestyle changes, or risk this happening again.
“This has given her a scare. But Rihanna knows it’s partly self-inflicted. She loves to smoke, drink and stay up late. Her body was bound to need a break at some point. She’s now on a mission to start looking after herself.”
Rihanna’s recent reunion with violent beau Chris Brown has caused a negative backlash, which is also said to have put the pop beauty under
“Ri-Ri’s received death threats, verbal attacks and has fallen out with some of her best friends, including Katy Perry. This has taken a huge emotional toll,” the insider added.
Rihanna is currently in the middle of her third world tour in four years. She has
said that she plans to reschedule the cancelled east coast concerts. She is back on the road and will be touring the US until early May after which she will head overseas for the United Kingdom leg of her concert tour.
Rihanna told to ‘slow down’ by doctors following illness
Rihanna ‘warned by docs to slow down’