Lady Gaga hospitalised ‘six times for crash dieting’, tour manager claims

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  • Gaga's ex tour manager has claimed that the singer made herself ill from extreme diets

    Lady Gaga’s ex tour manager, David Ciemny, has claimed that the singer was hospitalised six times in 2009, due to crash dieting.

    It is well documented that the star suffered from health issues – she cancelled a string of US shows in January after suffering spells of dizziness and breathing problems, collapsed on stage in May, and has been diagnosed as borderline positive for lupus, a tissue disorder that her aunt died from.

    But Ciemny, who toured with Gaga for 18-months between 2008 and 2009, claims that it was the Lady’s obsession with weight caused an array of problems.

    He described: ‘When I say she was sick, I mean physically and mentally.’

    Speaking about one particular episode, Ciemny says Gaga lost a massive 20lbs between fittings for one outfit, just so she could squeeze into it.

    The claims feature in a new book focusing on the career of the singer – Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady GaGa, by Maureen Callahan.


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