Why Lea Michele Barfed While Singing Let It Go On Glee

Glee’s Lea Michele is no stranger to belting songs out for people, and it only makes sense that some of those instances would end in disaster. Michele’s recent performance of the Frozen hit ”Let It Go” looked and sounded wonderful on the small screen, but it was messier than that behind the scenes, and ended in a floor full of vomit.

Michele recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the final season of Glee and how that’s going. And, of course, “Let It Go” gets brought up, which is when the actress shared just how much she actually let go.

The day didn’t start off so well. I was singing. There was snow falling. I looked up, trying to make it magical and beautiful and I ended up choking on the snow and vomiting all around. And they have it in slo-mo, on film, but the rest of the day was great.”

I have no ill will toward Lea Michele, and nor do I take pleasure in her temporary misery, but I’m pretty positive this video needs to be on the Internet already so that it can live on in GIF infamy forever. Let’s get the Mythbusters cameras on this. I mean, if I just wanted to watch someone vomit, I’d walk around more during Mardi Gras season for the next month, but this is gold. “Let it grrrrlllp…!”

You can watch a bigger chunk of the Michele-Kimmel interview in the video below, during which she also shares that she got Idina Menzel’s blessing before doing it. Singing, not vomiting.

And for everyone who can’t hear this story without listening to “Let It Go” for the 475,000th time in the past 13 months, here’s the actual Glee performance, with all references to upchucking removed.

One has to assume Michele’s time working on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming horror comedy anthology Scream Queens will lead to even more disgusting stories. But before all that, Glee’s fourth Season 6 episode, “The Hurt Locker: Part 1,” airs tonight on Fox, with the final nine episodes of the series airing uninterrupted before the one-hour finale on March 20. Are you guys ready to let Glee go?

Nick Venable
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