What started as the common cold turned into a scary medical ordeal and a cancelled tour for Miley Cyrus. And for the first time, the 21-year-old songstress—who was hospitalized for an extreme allergic reaction to an anti-biotic—has opened up about the traumatic experience.
“I’m doing good, much better,” the songstress told Ryan Seacrest when she called into his radio show earlier today, April 28. “Happy to be on the phone with you guys.”
Miley explained that while on tour, she had developed a cold with flu-like symptoms—many people on the tour were suffering from a cough—when her doctor prescribed her medication.
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For five days, she took the antibiotic without troubles, but on the sixth day, she awoke to the frightening realization she was allergic to the substance.
“I had basically been poisoning myself with something I didn’t know I was really scary allergic to,” she admitted. “It was scary.”
Shortly after being admitted from the hospital, she was released. Only to be re-admitted again, much to her dismay.
“It was insane,” Miley revealed. “I was begging the doctors, ‘Let me out to go do the show!’ It was basically no way.”
Eventually, the “Wrecking Ball” singer had to cancel her remaining tour dates in the states (though they have since been rescheduled for August) and struggled with “not being out on the road” especially when the medicine that was given to help treat her reaction had her feeling better than ever.
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“I was crying because I was so bored,” she told the American Idol host. “I’m laying here hooked to all these machines. Every two hours, some woman comes in and pokes me with a needle, just miserable… I’m just laying here with nothing to do.”
Miley said she passed the time by online shopping—but a questionable hot pink skirt and a need for a medical bracelet isn’t all she got from the experience.
She also gained some perspective—and revealed her plans to work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to aid children in need.
“I’m actually so excited to get involved and spend more time in the hospital,” she gushed. “It’s such an intense situation, I don’t know how these do this.”
On Friday, Miley will be in Amsterdam, kicking off the European leg of her Bangerz tour, which will include 18 shows.
Then, in August, she’ll make up the six American stops she had to cancel due to her health problem. Earlier today, Live Nation released the lineup for those shows:
August 1 – Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, N.Y.)
August 2 – Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
August 4 – Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
August 6 – Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.)
August 7 – Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.)
August 9 – KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.)
August 10 – Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Mo.)
August 12 – Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)
August 14 – United Center (Chicago, Ill.)