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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