- Last Updated: 9:44 AM, May 10, 2012
- Posted: 12:32 AM, May 10, 2012
Rihanna dramatically fell ill — again — after the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday night, needing an IV drip to nurse her back to health Tuesday.
The pop star attended the gala event in a form-fitting Tom Ford black crocodile dress and mingled with Sarah Jessica Parker, designer Valentino, Rick Ross and others.
The “We Found Love” singer posted a photo of herself on Twitter Tuesday with an IV in her arm — and her party nails still in place.
While it was first reported to be “dehydration,” a source tells us she became sick from, “excessive partying and not slowing down. She has been traveling nonstop and going wild. Rihanna has been rebelling against her record label because she feels she has been made to work too hard.”
The singer was not spotted at the Met after-parties at Crown, the Prada bash, or the late-night revel at the Top of the Standard. But she was photographed at a Carlyle fete hosted by Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Rihanna’s IV incident followed her “SNL” appearance, where the singer claimed she was sick and refused to perform during a dress rehearsal Saturday evening, which is required for cast members and musical guests.
“SNL” creator Lorne Michaels told The Post it was the first time a musical guest didn’t make the rehearsal. “Rihanna did not do the dress rehearsal because of her throat, which was the first time that’s ever happened,” he said. “I think for the live audience, when they heard that — we announced it just before she would have gone on — that also sort of took the air right out of the room. It was a very difficult dress [rehearsal] to gauge.”
As reports broke of Rihanna’s medical emergency, so did news she’ll perform on the May 23 season finale of “American Idol.”
A source close to Rihanna said, “She’s doing great now. She was super sick. She got some penicillin and an IV, and is better.” Her rep had no comment.Follow @PageSix