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Gwen Stefani Is Living a Painful Existence RN

Bad news for Gwen Stefani fans who hoped to see her perform in Las Vegas on Thursday: She had to cancel due to a serious health emergency that will have you cringing in sympathy.

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The Daily Mail reports that Stefani suffered from a ruptured eardrum that forced her to cancel the show. The site says she made the call after her doctors told her it was a bad idea to fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with her eardrum still fragile after rupturing. It originally ruptured during a flight earlier this week. She was admitted to L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital after landing.

Stefani had been scheduled to perform a 30-minute set at a charity event for Keep Memory Alive, an organization raising money and awareness for memory and movement disorders. Jennifer Hudson was called last-minute to fill in for Stefani, and Jon Bon Jovi, the other headliner, performed as scheduled.

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Guests at the event were informed just before the included dinner that Stefani wasn’t able to travel or perform due to her injury. She also filmed a personal video for attendees, apologizing for having to cancel at the last minute.

“I am so sorry that I cannot attend tonight, But I wanted to send a message of congratulations to Andre Agassi and my dear friend Ronald Perelman,” she said in the video, giving a shout-out to the two men being honored at the event for their philanthropy with Keep Memory Alive.

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Stefani still hasn’t spoken publicly about her ruptured eardrum, but while it kept her from performing in Vegas, she did appear on both episodes of The Voice this week.

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