April 21st, 2010
04:11 PM ET

Rihanna visits ER for injured rib

Rihanna made a brief stop at a Swiss emergency room to get an injured rib checked by a doctor Monday night, the singer's publicist said.

"She had an injured rib and went to have it looked at to be sure it was nothing serious, and it wasn't," Amanda Silverman told CNN. "All is OK and the tour is going great."

The publicist did not say if the injury was suffered during a show. Rihanna performed in Zurich's Hallenstadion arena Monday evening.

The 22-year-old hip hop star is in the middle of the European leg of her "Last Girl on Earth" tour. The injury didn't stop her from performing Tuesday night in Lyon, France.

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  1. Gail

    Rihanna, one simply does not walk around with hurting ribs...headaches, normal monthly pains, yes. So what, my arthritis hurts me too, but I don't run to the emergency room for treatment. Stay home and rest sometimes instead of being a fashion show, go to sleep.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. cookie

    who cares, there is a lot of more pressing issues going on in this world. And her concert in Zurich, I don't think it was the sound system, her voice is screechy as is, shes horrible

    June 8, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Asibi

    Get well soon sweet riri. Player haters surms hating we love you!!

    April 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kapalua

    Why is this even news....who cares? I am so sick of hearing about Rihanna anyways. She needs to disappear for a long time and her concerts are terrible by the way she comes on stage late and performs maybe for an hour. The musicians drown her out too so the sound is terrible. Do not waste your money.

    April 25, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. N'kwachy .P.

    :)She prob.fell off her toilet sit,wit her rib on d mic...poor skinny girl.hahaha

    April 25, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ndidi ajah

    Rihanna i wish u good recovery but pls leave chris baby out of this.chris loved you. U shuld hav given him a second chance

    April 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jill

    Eat a burger, protect your bones!

    April 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. anonymous

    i wouldn´t b suprised if this was chris brown´s doing...jealous much.
    ppl rihanna is so here 2 stay, y'all better get used to it. i'm so proud of my girl, i have been with her since the days of pon de replay and i knew she wud make something big of herself and she did it in just 5 yrs.
    THAT RIHANNA REIGN JUST WON'T LET UP!!! she shud have a copyright of that theme or something. paris did.

    April 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Swiss Resident

    I was at Rihanna's concert in Zürich (Hallenstadion) on Monday. Unfortunately, the sound system (and the mike wasn't great at times) was incredibly bad and her voice was drowned out by the drums and guitar which was a huge shame. I traveled 3 hours to see her and was was totally let down. We are limited when it comes to venues but it's no excuse. I hope this does not happen in future concerts.

    April 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. love

    Rihanna is so rich and most of you seat on your poor butts with known money .live her alone low lifes.

    April 24, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. jenny

    So, whats the big deal, she had a pain on her rip and got medical attention, this is no sensational news, man look, this is just plan old mele like we say back home. Glad she's all right.

    April 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. CJ

    Whats wrong with the wifey hope she feel better

    April 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chikki

    Why are u guys so jealous of her.my dear super star please get well soon

    April 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. akua

    Rihanna is not that innocent to me:( i hope the truth vividly comes out someday. but i do not wish her harm....but karma will...

    April 23, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Alex

    They should just use a sack of Valencia oranges. Hurts alot but doesn't leave a mark.

    April 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. yodaspeaks

    it is insidious of the knowledgable to insist this was another domestic incident...so typical of the misinformed to jump to conclusions... all the Best Rihanna!

    April 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. clement wright

    maybe it was a flashback

    April 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ms. Nettiea

    – lol wow how did her rib qett injuredd ?

    April 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Seriously!?

    Lexy – please pickup a language arts book or something! It’s embarrassing! You probably don’t even get what I’m saying! SMH
    And, as for those of you who think that abuse is funny, you’re probably the abuser or abusee, check yourselves!

    April 22, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  20. Papo


    April 22, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  21. JR

    I bet if she got her hair out of her eyes, put some clothes on and acted like a responsible adult, she wouldn't have gotten hurt. Poor baby...NOT!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  22. ScrapSupply

    Get better!


    April 22, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  23. Ballz

    man, id hit that

    April 22, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. Marie

    Rihanna is awesome, love the hair!

    April 22, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  25. pat

    Please get better before you come to texas

    April 22, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  26. destiny

    leave her alone. rihanna is amazing!!!!

    April 22, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  27. IdiotPatrol

    The "new boyfriend" was playing baseball in Cincinnati. Many of you are dumb.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. Eva

    I CAN BET HER NEW BOYFRIEND BEAT HER UP. People don't just injure their ribs !
    I believe that Chris Brown is a changed man. Pls let us forgive him.

    April 22, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  29. Double Take

    Now she's fighting with the new boyfriend! I'm sure she will fight every man that she can't control. No sympathy here.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  30. Tatiana

    She is not a Hip Hop star CNN, and stop referring to Chris Brown... It's not funny.

    April 22, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  31. Shanice Davis

    I feel relle bad for Rihanna like i would hate that Hopefully she wont get hurt like injured!!! :(( SRRYY &ND SADD!!! :((

    April 22, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  32. Omotoso lekan

    What is curse rihana injury

    April 22, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  33. joe nairobi

    is it after a tight squeeze from the rude boy?

    April 22, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  34. Lexy

    and i wish she would blam my baby again

    April 22, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  35. Lexy

    there is nothing wrong wit her every little thing that go wrong some dude gets blame for abuse im not saying that its ok to beat on chicks but did nobody ask her wat really happen they just pointed at him they acted like she was dying all she had was a busted lip and if she was so called hurt how did she take them pics and y should i have to miss out on the good prefromes just cuz of that im so sick of her and this pain she keep putin out there she need to stop tryin to get some dude and worrie bout her music sit your lieing but down

    April 22, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  36. Isha

    oooooh love the hair

    April 22, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  37. Hillary obinna.

    Get well soonest Ree-Ree.

    April 22, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  38. CR

    Hip Hop star? Are we talking about the same Rihanna?

    April 22, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  39. Joey

    Those ribs were injured with or without Chris.

    April 22, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  40. Tonia

    Think a vacation will do u right gal,get well soon.

    April 22, 2010 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  41. Lars

    Why is this news for real

    April 22, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  42. Clinton

    Probably aftermath of chris brown's battering.SORRY RIRI

    April 22, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  43. Uk

    Get well soon. Rihana, okay?

    April 22, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  44. Billion

    y wont she hv pains on her ribs after partying4rm dusk to dawn

    April 22, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  45. swiss resident

    Unfortunately the concert in Zurich was absolutely dreadful. One could only hear the band especially the drums and guitar as her voice was drowned out most of the time and at one point in time, she screeched when her microphone gave out. Someone and the sound system screwed up in a big way. A shame as I like her songs a lot but came away feeling totally disappointed especially since I traveled 2 hours to get to Zurich. The concert on Monday started only at 9:20pm and lasted for an hour and a half.

    April 22, 2010 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  46. Angel Arnold

    was this from her latest "rude boy"

    April 22, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. KayKay

    Gosh she still hasn't healed from the Chris Brown incident?

    April 21, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Shankiki

    Poor chic,u'll get beta.Jst ride nd dnt get distracted by snide talks.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Ogene'

    Maybe std's again

    April 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ogene'

    I bet you rib is ok...you should check your bald forehead

    April 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Melina

    Oh my Gush,poor rihanna baby girl dont worry everytin wil b fine no rude boy is goin 2 harm u anymore.:->

    April 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Dani in AZ


    April 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Isay

    Hope she didn't blame Chris Brown for this...

    April 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Belle

    The new boyfriend was accused of previously being an abuser...hmmm..
    maybe a pattern. Or she just wore something too tight...lol

    April 21, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Dan

    She is probably pregnant and they blame it on a rib to cover up.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Noni_Baloney

    I really do hope she gets better..

    April 21, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  57. laura TJ

    Put some meat on your bones,Rihanna !!!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  58. chris

    she probably looked in mirror and the mirror sucker punched her in the rib!!!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. karina

    awwwww poor u i hopeu get better

    April 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  60. RIP Guru

    She is not a Hip Hop star, but she is fine...

    April 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mary

    Why is this news?

    April 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  62. odette

    🙁 🙁 ; 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    April 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  63. odette

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    April 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  64. odette

    poor rihanna !!!!! 🙂

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |

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