Miley Cyrus was hospitalized on Tuesday, April 15th, for a “severe allergic reaction to antibiotics,” which caused her to cancel yet another performance in her “Bangerz” concert line-up. Although the jilted fans in Kansas City, MO, were refunded for the canceled performance, the news triggered an onslaught of theories and celebrity-gawker commentary on Twitter following the announcement.
“Kansas I promise Im as [Broken Heart Emoticon] as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. [Crying Cat Face Emoticon] Not being with yall makes me feel shittier than I already do [Face With Medical Mask Emoticon],” Cyrus tweeted around 7pm EST. Shortly thereafter she followed-up with a picture of her holding a toy octopus in what is presumably a hospital bed – you can see the image here – saying “Mr. Octopussy & some amazing Drs are taking good care of me [Rainbow Emoticon].”
Naturally, “Miley Cyrus” started trending on the social media site, with countless users chiming in with their theories on Ms. Cyrus’ true alignment. Cosmopolitan Magazine (@Cosmopolitan) was quick to pick up the torch of well-wishing, posting a picture of Cyrus in concert along with, “@MileyCyrus Hope you feel better Mileyyyyy!” Several Cyrus-oriented Twitter accounts added their input: “Miley Cyrus trending worldwide. Even when she’s laying on a hospital bed she’s still on top,” said @gypsyhearttour.
Drug overdose and pregnancy rumors were the most common, and very few responders seemed to believe the “allergic reaction” excuse. The commentary wasn’t exclusive to fans of the performer, either; critics jumped on the bandwagon quickly as well. @jodster36 tweeted, “Strange, most people I know are allergic to Miley Cyrus,” while @ImHumanIPromise added his theory: “Miley Cyrus is being hospitalized bc allergic reaction, maybe she got some bad cocaine or something.” Even an hour after the announcement, tweets just kept rolling in. @Unnamedinsider said, “Miley Cyrus [hospitalized] after a ‘severe allergic reaction’! From now on she’ll have to avoid foods made with huge quantities of cocaine!”
Fortunately, the social media frenzy started to die down as FOX’s hit TV show ‘Glee’ stole the spotlight (and at times, Cyrus’ trending spot in the Top 10), thanks to clever participation of several actors in an online conversation and the snazzy tag #GleeAlong. Even more fortunately, the rumor mill’s attempt to start yet another “Dead Celebrity” news update failed to catch on despite the #RIPMileyCyrus tag popping up in the news feed – it seems Cyrus’ fans, and critics, are hesitant to believe false reports of her unfortunate demise to standard-issue antibiotics.
AP News, “Miley Cyrus Hospitalized, Cancels Kansas City Show,” CBS Los Angeles