Rihanna has been told to 'slow down' following her recent illness. The 'Stay' singer has been urged to make some "serious lifestyle changes" by doctors. "Rihanna's illness was so severe that doctors warned it could take months for her to fully recover - there were worries that she'd have to cancel her entire tour. "She was forced to cancel two of her 'Diamonds' world tour dates in Baltimore and Boston after coming down with laryngitis. She has since resumed the tour and promised to reschedule the cancelled shows. "They've told her that she needs to make some serious lifestyle changes, or risk this happening again. "This has given her a scare. But Rihanna knows it's partly self-inflicted. She loves to smoke, drink and stay up late. Her body was bound to ...need a break at some point. She's now on a mission to start looking after herself."
It is rumored that the star is considering taking a year out of the music business following her world tour. She has released a new studio album every year since 2009, with this being her third world tour during that period. She also recently launched her own fashion range with clothing chain River Island.
The source added that the controversy surrounding her reunion with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has also had an impact on the singer. "Ri-Ri's received death threats, verbal attacks and has fallen out with some of her best friends recently, including Katy Perry. This has taken a huge emotional toll," they said. The star's world tour continues to tour North America until May 5. The UK leg kicks off on June 10 in Cardiff and includes two shows at London's Twickenham Stadium.