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Iggy Azalea's Backup Dancer Suffers Seizure On Stage

On Thursday night, Iggy Azalea's latest concert found itself in a terrifying ordeal. As it is being reported today, one of the rap musician's backup dancers collapsed on the stage in the middle of a song. It's later revealed that the dancer was having a seizure. Here's the video of the stage incident. Be warned that, while the footage isn't graphic in nature, it is hard to watch. Though it's not NSFW, it might be best to take precautions beforehand.

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As you can see in the video posted above, Iggy Azalea was performing her latest concert at the Maracanã Stadium, located in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, when difficulties arose during the evening's rendition of "Black Widow." A dancer collapses unexpectedly on the stage, and the other performers swiftly rush to the fallen woman's aid. Azalea appears to be aware of the incident, but she doesn't want to distress the audience. Iggy continues with her performance, even after she yells for emergency medical attention to be brought on-stage. One might think she is trying to keep the crowd calm.

But it's only a matter of time before the music cuts off and the stage is left silent as everyone tries to help the woman who has fallen victim to a seizure. Soon, the crowd can be heard talking in confused murmurs, likely wondering what is happening. Iggy Azalea appears to be visibly distressed on-stage. It was shortly after this video ended that the dancer was reportedly rushed to the hospital by medics. After a moment, Azalea continued with the show.

Iggy Azalea later addressed the situation on social media and she explained that a combination of the lights and the heat likely resulted in the seizure. Her dancer is reportedly doing better now, thankfully. Azalea also claimed that she kept singing after the incident occurred because she thought the dancer had a twisted ankle or simply fell down. She claims she didn't know it was a seizure until a moment or two later.

According to TMZ, Azalea also talked about how "worn out" she is about the negative press directed her way, and how she finds herself criticized no matter what.

It feels like ANY thing I do becomes an opportunity for people to tell me why I'm shit, why my music sucks, my clothes are ugly, why I don't matter or why I'm a horrible person. I'm worn down. Everyone is just trying to make it through their day. Could we be a little kinder to each other? Seeing how much people enjoy being awful to one another is depressing.

Hopefully, the backup dancer continues to recover after this terrifying on-stage seizure. These matters shouldn't be taken lightly, and it appears that she is receiving the medical attention that she needs at the moment. Further details are still expected to come during the day. For the latest news and updates in film, TV, pop culture, video games and a lot more, you can always be sure to check back with CinemaBlend to hear the scoop.

Will Ashton
Will Ashton

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.