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

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Marcelo N
8 years ago

Awwww adriana_gabriela, your message melted my heart! Dunno, something in the way you worded it. Te daría un abrazo 🙂
Anyway, Ruth will have to be fully recovered AND focused if she means to deliver a really good performance on May 10. And, as I’ve already written all over the place: don’t let her scream her lungs out!! (less is more)

Miguel12MAI
8 years ago

Ruth says that on 10th May she will be at 200%!

Margaret
Margaret
8 years ago

Azerbaijan, u MAD?

How THE HELL you dare to insult Ruth and Aram? They didn’t anything wrong to you! Big SHAME for you!!!

paco
8 years ago

DEJA CAER,DEJA LA LLUVIA CAER

Frank75
Frank75
8 years ago

Take Care my darling , you are the winner

adriana_gabriela
adriana_gabriela
8 years ago

T e deseo todo lo mejor me alma 🙂

AZERBAIJAN
AZERBAIJAN
8 years ago

GOOOOD this singer is out..We have more chance !! : D
She dance much in the rain ?? hahaha Go home .

Maybezz
Maybezz
8 years ago

only 48 hours¡¡¡ less drama

sopon
sopon
8 years ago

@ESCaddict

It would be absurd of them to copy the competition.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
8 years ago

No one else better get sick or Ruth & her fans will accuse them of copying her. Ruth did it first!!!

Dan RO
Dan RO
8 years ago

I really hope she gets the much needed rest and will be on top of her form during the final!

She is my favourite and I don’t even want to think about the possibility of her not being able to perform! I have no idea what she’s planning for the big night, but if she pulls anything like this performance, this may very well become one of my all time favourite performances!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1YzwvA1BfA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Phanie Mane
Phanie Mane
8 years ago

Oh my God I cant believe what I’am reading, so so bad persons some of you: Wishing Ruth be really ill ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ That is not normal, that is malice I cant understand it.
I hope Ruth be in perfect health condition very soon. My best wishes Ruth¡¡

Armond
Armond
8 years ago

Be careful this is the winner we’re talking about. Ruth will be perfectly fine and she will blow the roof off the B&W arena on May 10.

Fan
Fan
8 years ago

I hope she gets really ill so Brequette has to replace her.

Dani Madrid
Dani Madrid
8 years ago

She will undergo medical treatment tomorrow and thursday but today, she is still talking to the local press. She is not sick, she just needs to rest. Not a big deal

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
8 years ago

@David Thielen: I’d like to know that as well. This is definitely not good. Fortunately she has 11 days to fully recover. @Bogdan: Did that actually happen (sick Belgian duo replaced)? Could the replacements sing as well as the duo who qualified with the song that was sent to the 1971 contest? I don’t think they could do that in this case, if Ruth can’t make it. There are many cases when the SINGER is simply irreplaceable. I think this is one of them, especially when you consider that she CO-WROTE the song! If Ruth can’t make it to the… Read more »

NKN
NKN
8 years ago

@Bruno: it could be a curse from her idiotic fans who yelled “copy, copy, copy”.

Thiefo
8 years ago

I hope she recovers completely and on time, wise decision to cancel her commitments during the rest of the week, her health is first!

RRTT
RRTT
8 years ago

Twitter Offical of Ruth Lorenzo is: @RuthLorenzo1

https://twitter.com/RuthLorenzo1

Lluvia Justiciera
Lluvia Justiciera
8 years ago

Robert, what Karma, are u retard?

Robert
Robert
8 years ago

Karma ^_^

Bruno
Bruno
8 years ago

Oh my god. I really hope it’s not a curse from Romania 🙁

Mike
8 years ago

Good question @David Thielen, what were the rumors when one half of t.A.T.u was too sick to participate at the 2003 rehearsals?

David Thielen
8 years ago

What happens if an artist is too sick to perform? Does the country get dropped or do they have a backup?

Margaret
Margaret
8 years ago

Please wish a speed recovery for me too. I have a cold since Friday and i already miss 2 days of my work 🙁