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Miley Cyrus concert canceled as she suffers severe allergic reaction

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Miley Cyrus is in a Kansas City hospital. She was taken to the hospital from the the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO, after becoming ill earlier on April 15. Her official website has announced the cancellation of tonight's concert, part of her "Bangerz" tour.

At this time, Miley is reported by her website to be suffering from "a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics." She had complained on her Twitter account on April 14 that she felt feverish, and had a sore throat and cough. It is not known which antibiotics might be responsible for her hospitalization or for what type of illness they were prescribed.

TMZ, in an April 15 story, notes that Miley canceled her concert in Charlotte on April 7 due to the flu. Billboard Magazine reported that the cancellation came just 30 minutes before the show. Miley had complained on her Twitter account that morning about being in "excruciating pain", the piece notes.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine notes penicillin and related antibiotics are the most common cause of drug allergies. Symptoms can range from the mild to the life-threatening. The most common are hives, itching and swelling of the lips or tongue.

As symptoms become severe, they may involve wheezing and trouble breathing. The most severe allergic reaction is anaphylaxis. This is described by the National Library as a "whole-body allergic reaction". Symptoms include difficulty breathing or swallowing, including swelling which closes the airway, gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting or diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythms, unconsciousness and death if untreated.

On her Twitter account, Miley wrote:

Kansas I promise Im as ๐Ÿ’” as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ Not being with yall makes me feel shittier than I already do

Her website reports that her treating physicians have placed her on medical rest. There are several upcoming concerts in question due to her illness, April 16 in St. Louis, MO., April 18 in Nashville and April 19 in Louisville. The "Bangerz" tour, coupled with the death of a beloved pet two weeks ago, is clearly taking a physical and perhaps emotional toll on the young performer.

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