Pop star Lady Gaga was hospitalized for altitude sickness, and she posted a picture on her Instagram account from the hospital late Wednesday evening (August 6).
The “G.U.Y.” singer was hospitalized for altitude sickness following her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball show in Denver, Colo. last night. Lady Gaga, who is currently in the middle of a world tour in support of last year’s ARTPOP, posted a photo to Instagram in which she is seen wearing an (upside-down) oxygen mask.
“Altitude Sickness is no Joke! #hitThatHospitalShit #artRaveDenver many true ravers crowd tonight” the 28-year-old entertainer captioned the picture.
In addition to her tour, Gaga is also preparing to release an album of jazz standards recorded with Tony Bennett. The album, called Cheek to Cheek, will be released September 23.
Altitude sickness is not uncommon in very high altitude locations such as the Denver area. According to WebMD, “Altitude sickness occurs when you cannot get enough oxygen from the air at high altitudes. This causes symptoms such as a headache, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping. It happens most often when people who are not used to high altitudes go quickly from lower altitudes to 8000 ft (2438 m) or higher.”