Doctors have ordered two days of rest for the Spanish representative, who has canceled concerts and promotion ahead of Sunday’s first rehearsal in Copenhagen. In a message posted on her Facebook page earlier today, Ruth Lorenzo wrote the following:
Doctors have told me that 48 hours is required so that I can recover and relax – which is why we have had to cancel all our our appointments on Wednesday and Thursday. The day after tomorrow I will be in the care of doctors who will be doing some tests in order that I can be in Copenhagen with full force. Thanks for being here – I love you all.
Ruth has not specified her medical issues. We hope she is not seriously ill and that she will shine as always on the stage at her first rehearsal on Sunday.
Update: Spanish news outlet Terra.es reported that Ruth Lorenzo was hospitalized in Murcia this afternoon. According to the same source, the singer’s medical issue is exhaustion after the many commitments and the stress she has had prior to Eurovision.
Update 2: Ruth Lorenzo made an appearance on RTVE this afternoon – so, contrary to previous reports, she has not been hospitalized yet. Thankfully, she did not look like she was ill, just slightly emaciated. Ruth confirmed that she underwent blood tests yesterday and that she was diagnosed with exhaustion and dehydration. The first symptoms appeared upon return from London, when the singer could not even lift her suitcase. Understandably, Ruth is taking time off now, in order to be in full shape before flying to Copenhagen. At the end of the TV appearance, she presented her four backing vocalists who will accompany her on the Eurovision stage. Ruth, who had been ordered rest, gave them the cue and the four singers performed the chorus beautifully.
We are glad to see that Ruth is better than we feared. Nonetheless, exhaustion and dehydration can be serious impediments ahead of the contest and we urge her to observe the doctors’ orders and rest herself as well as her her precious voice.
Team Wiwi is wishing her a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Ruth!
Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.
Photo: Josep Echaburu – RTVE