NEWS FLASH! Ashlee Simpson Is Hospitalized

Exhaustion? Dehydration? Hung over? Too many pills? Does it really matter what spin we put on this?

Ashlee Simpson Hospitalized in Japan.
Us Weekly is the first to report that singer Ashlee Simpson, 21, is currently in a Tokyo hospital after collapsing yesterday following an MTV Japan performance. The singer, whose album I Am Me, debuted at Number 1 last month, had just performed hthe album’s title track before the audience when she told the crowd she felt unwell, and said to them, ‘I love you guys.’ She then collapsed in an elevator at MTV Japan and was rushed by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital where she has remained. Her publicist, Rob Shuter, confirmed the hospitalization to Us, but no further details. The singer has been on a strenuous tour schedule supporting her critically-lauded comeback album. ‘She’s wanted to prove over and over to her fans that she can perform live after what happened on SNL last year,’ says one source. The singer’s performamce at the Radio Music Awards on Monday has been canceled, and her family is currently waiting for a diagnosis before deciding whether to fly to Japan, or have Simpson return to the States. One source says the likely diagnosis will be exhaustion.

(Source: US Weekly)