Pint-sized rapping chav Lady Sovereign - seriously, I might joke now but I wouldn't mess wit' the girl - last night broke down on stage in Los Angeles. She was later diagnosed with a chest infection.
Pitchfork reports that Sov was performing at the city's El Rey Theatre, celebrating her Public Warning album's place of 48 on the Billboard Top 200 (a big deal, officially), when she began coughing and spluttering during songs including '9 To 5' and 'Blah Blah'.
She apparently cried her way through a brace of numbers, and was eventually forced to leave the stage. Reports a reader of the US website: "She then completely broke down... bawling hysterically and falling to the ground... They practically dragged her off the stage as the crowd went insane. She never came back."
The show will now be rescheduled for sometime next month, and Lady Sovereign - real name Louise Amanda Harman - made the following statement:
"I hated disappointing everybody. The pain and frustration hurt so much, it was scary."
Scary like meeting you and your hoodie mates in a small town back alley? Fuck...