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Woman's Heart Stops For Five Minutes At Lady GaGa Concert

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A Tennessee woman is recovering after collapsing and nearly dying at a Lady GaGa concert earlier this week.

Crystal Thornton was enjoying GaGa's opening act, Semi Precious Weapons, when she experienced a seizure and collapsed. She was unconscious and didn't have a heartbeat. The EMT on scene used a portable defibrillator and finally revived her after 5 minutes.

Her best friend Christina Tugman described what happened:

"She stopped breathing, her eyes rolled back in her head, and her body started twitching. I was asking if she was OK, and she wasn't responding."

The woman was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center where doctors say her temperature was below the norm.

One of the doctors said, "if she had been at home, alone, without anybody around she would not have survived."


According to the hospital, Crystal was more concerned about missing out on GaGa, saying, "I am so mad I missed the concert."

Aw, you poor thing!

We admire your dedication, and we're sure GaGa does too, but just rest up, sweetie, and take care of yourself. There will be many more chances to see her in concert.

[Image via WENN.]

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46 comments to “Woman's Heart Stops For Five Minutes At Lady GaGa Concert”

  1. 1

    Poor lady! Hope she is better soon. People in Tennessee haven't been the same since Elvis gyrated around them parts. They live and breathe a good concert. Unfortunately, we deep fry side-salads so our organs aren't the best either.

  2. 2

    Lady Gaga is the most manufactured pop star today! She used to be cool back in 08-09. She lost it. Shes horrible. her new music sucks.

  3. 3

    GaGa lipsynchs in concert!!! That's why her singing doesn't change when she falls down.

  4. 4

    Glad she was ok. I would be upset too if i had missed her concert like that.

  5. 5

    I'd be upset too if I went to her concert and seen that she does lip sync some of her songs.

  6. 6

    @ Mad Dog clearly you research must have been irrelevant buddy since you have not gone to any of her concerts. Defiantly not lip sining its called skill and a back track. @ Beelahhve then her manufacturing is genius, and She lost it in your eyes because her music now speaks in a new direction and takes on issues.

  7. 7

    this bitch almost died and shes more concern about watching gaga's satanic concert?

  8. 8

    its called a back track EVERY ARTIST, thats not a band, uses it

  9. 9

    I hope her heart didn't skip a few beats because she learned the whole performance was nothing but lip synching to copied Madonna songs…

  10. 10

    When your heart is stopped for 5 minutes that's called being dead, not nearly dying.
    But now that she's alive again I would image that Gaga will be "nice" enough to give her free tickets to another concert.
    Perez can call Gaga and alert her of this situation… you know, because she's one of his best friends.

  11. slite says – reply to this


    This is total and utter bull.

    Once your heart stops beating, it takes up to 3 minutes for the lack of oyxgen to start to kill brain cells. After 3 minutes, permanent brain damage sets in and even if this lady was reawaken, she would be a vegetable.

    This is the lowest of low of PR stunts. How low this lip snych artist has gone.

  12. 12

    Perez, I'm amazed that you didn't post that Ga-Ga personally gave the dying woman CPR until the medics arrived. But I am waiting for the post that Ga-Ga visited the woman the next day in the hospital and brought her flowers and a stuffed bunny rabbit.

  13. 13

    So many things wrong with this story.

  14. 14

    Re: BeeLahhve – what does this comment has to do with the story?

  15. 15

    Its incredible how we're talking about some person that almost dramatically dies.. and all we're commenting on is on bullshit that has nothing to do with the article.

  16. LAgal says – reply to this


    Sounds accurate. Your heart basically stops when you hear and see Semi Precious Weapons perform because they are fuckin' amazing! ROCK N' ROLL!

  17. 17

    Correction: It was the performance of Semi Precious Weapons that caused her heart to stop because they sucked.

  18. 18

    I'm so glad she was ok. I hate hearing about things like that.

  19. 19

    I'm surprised they released her name though. Does the whole world need to know?

  20. 20

    Re: Luis Rocha – Welcome to perezhilton.com… Aside from this post, I don't like to post much anymore because it's just idiots cluttering these boards anyway.

  21. 21

    Jesus Christ! I have never seen so many TROLES on a single website!!! you guys seriously need to get a life and stop thinking of ways to pick on GAGA for any post that have any relativity to her. If she bothers you so much then just STOP LISTENING TO HER and KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. STOP RUINING HER FOR OTHER PEOPLE!!!

  22. 22

    I can't justify this.. shes satanic ..

  23. 23

    I have to agree with one of the posters, either this story is fake, or this woman must be a vegetable….5 minutes is too long without breathing/heartbeat. If she is fine enough to be speaking then my school definitely taught me wrong O.o If this is true, then I hope Lady Gaga visits her, girl is really a hardcore fan

  24. 24

    Hey Mario, why aren't you posting about how her new single is plummeting off of the iTunes charts after only a week of release? You mad that Beyonce is outselling her now? LMAO! Remember when the HIV infected pedophile proclaimed she would snatch the number one spot from Ri Ri and only debuted at a flopping number 10? Even Britney beat the tired tranny!

  25. 25

    Warning! Perez, Warning! Your site is infested with obsessed troll hatin ignorants. Or your members don't know how to leave a site in which they constantly spew that hate so much. Either way they're ignorant.

    1. Gaga's Monster Ball is the best selling tour in present day.
    2. Judas's rank debut beats out 90% of songs that debuts on the top 100.
    3. Someone please find me an successful Album that was completely written, composed, & produced by Madonna, then I'll say Gaga copies.
    4. The three facts above is just the tip of the iceberg as to why I love Gaga.
    5. If you don't, kindly get the f*ck over her or continue to flame her success. Either way she wins.

    Thank you and have a nice day.

  26. 26

    I was at this show and it really happen people! Some girl almost died and would have if there medics were not on site end of story. The Monster ball tour was one of the best shows I have ever seen and I have been to seven out of nine bonnaroo music festivals. I have seen legends and Mother Monster ones definitely one of them!

  27. 27

    i was there and witnessed the revival attempts on my way to the restroom, so it wasn't a joke or PR stunt for those who say it is..

  28. 28

    ……..u sure that wasn't one of charlie sheens girls ?………………

  29. 29

    Re: Mad Dog – Since you speak like you are 10 y.o., I will speak to you like a 10 y.o…..May 7th HBO- WATCH her concert and you will see she DOES NOT LIP SYNCH! You haters are like parrots…repeat untruths over and over….The women SINGS and DANCES like no other has….SO stop saying what you clearly no nothing about….Again May 7th, HBO….I would say go to a concert, however I am sure you could not buy a ticket with your allowance….

  30. 30

    Re: BITCHyoulostyourmind – again, you people/haters HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! Satanic concert??? Based on what, honey….Have you seen her concert? Nothing satanic about it….it is about freedom, dance and music…..She pushes it creatively and that is why we love her…..stop judging what you do not know….watch her concert on HBO May 7th and THEN you will see you are wrong. Is that what your church told you about Gaga…what fools you are….Gaga is the freshest most provocative person that has come around in a looooooooong time….thankfully.

  31. 31

    My heart would stop to, if I had to listen to Gag on My Balls. Testament to this woman's stupidity, her heart stopped for 5 minutes, but she's concerned about Gag's concert..Jesus Christ. :/

  32. 32

    Re: slite – pretty sure it takes ten minutes, but then again, i'm guess neither one of us is a doctor

  33. GIO says – reply to this


    Just to let you know Lady Gaga farted last night breaking news.

  34. 34

    Glad to hear she is alright. Lady Gaga can always comp her some tickets.

  35. 35

    Poor Girl, but I understand, heart skipped a beat when I was there too.
    Wonder what GaGa will do for her now, she will do something, I'm 100% sure of it.

    Re: Mad Dog – She doesn't lip synch, but you are just a hater so you can see that. She maybe lip sync to 2% but the rest is live. Seen her twice and she dropped her mic once and you could hear her voice fading. The only times she "lip syncs" is with parts like "rah rah ah ah ah", she doesn't sing them but she speaks to the audience during that time. She doesn't sing that part when she fell down either in Poker Face, but she sings the rest of the song live. You can hear her real voice once you there, try it, you'll love her even if you don't like her.
    She never lip syncs, she is just using back tracks.

    BTW, I don't replay back to those whom replay to me.

  36. 36

    My heart stopped beating for 5 minutes too during the ball
    Re: Bran1616 – I just wanted to say thanks.

  37. 37

    She doesn't lip-sync. She sings along the backtrack during parts… It's a lot better than just straight up miming the whole damn show.

  38. 38

    Re: Glamour_is_the_Life – I didn't see your comment till after I already posted mine…. but we obviously see eye to eye, beat me to it. Paws up.

  39. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: iloverickymartin – I want me some southern fried soul food.
    Catfish, chicken, fried side salad all sound good here and there. Perez didn't mention how old the woman was.

  40. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: MarkyD23 – Yup. It's all engaging in levelling because their Perez appears to worship at the church of Gaga, so it's about trying to bring back some balance to the site.

  41. 41

    Re: slite – amen! someone with a brain on this thread!

  42. 42

    I wanted to write something to take a stab at lady gaga … but It is truly sad a woman experienced a seizure…I hope she makes a quick and full recovery. As for Gaga.. BLAH!

  43. 43

    Re: sanfran1 – Sings and dances like NO OTHER has? Thats a bold and HIGHLY untrue statement.. LMAO.

  44. 44

    Re: MsJules – It's not untrue if you make it present tense. She sings and dances much better than Rihanna, Katy, Brit, and Kesha. True she can't sing like Mariah, Christina, or Leona but she has the style and attitude and stage presence that they lack.

  45. 45

    Re: OriginalRecipe – However he said like no one ever has.. HAS is being past tense… So therefore my statement still stands. And you are comparing her to just female pop artists… Because I'm pretty sure EVEN in the present… Chris Brown, Usher and Justin Bieber (not necessarily a fan but still) all sing and dance AT THE SAME TIME and sound good & have stage presence… to say NO ONE ever has… is not saying anything about the present. Even in a present tense- its still untrue.

  46. 46

    Re: MsJules – I think Beyonce will prove that… Beyonce can sing and dance.. and she has much more stage presence then Gaga… I mean strip them both down… no gettups no fancy production… and I think that would be a fun face off :)