Rihanna could really use a break right now. Twice last week, Rih-Rih was forced to cancel concert datest in Sweden due to extreme exhaustion—a condition that had the pop princess feeling weak and unable to perform. And, really, can you blame her? She’s been going, no pun intended, hard (yeah! yeah! yeah!) ever since she dropped her 2010 album, Loud, last November. From all the live shows to the recording of her new album, Talk That Talk, Rihanna is run down right now and needs a few seconds to breathe before she gets back on the road to continue doing her thing.
Unfortunately, she’s not the first artist to go through this. In the music business, artists are constantly being pushed to perform at one more show, attend one more party, and sign one more autograph. It can all get very, well, exhausting. As a result, many artists need to make hospital trips and employ full-time doctors in order to combat fatigue and make sure that their bodies are healthy enough. To give you a better idea of what we’re talking about, we decided to take a look back at 10 notable artists who suffered from exhaustion during their careers. To all the up-and-comers out there: Grinding is definitely important—but so is sleep. So, go hit the sheets.