Lady Gaga Tested For Lupus, But Tells Fans Not To Worry

By AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff
|  Tuesday, May 25, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 PM CDT
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Lady Gaga Tested For Lupus, But Tells Fans Not To Worry

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SINGAPORE - JUNE 14: Singer Lady Gaga attends a press conference ahead of her concert on June 14, 2009 in Singapore, Singapore. (Photo by Aldrina Thirunagaran/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga had fans gasping after she collapsed on stage in March in New Zealand during her "The Fame Monster" tour, but the singer – who reveled she was recently tested for lupus – wants her devoted little monsters not to worry about her health.

"I have heart palpitations and… things," Gaga recently told The Times of London. "But, it's OK. It's just from fatigue and other things."

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The eccentric singer told the paper that her family has a history with lupus – a disease which causes the immune system to attack the body.

"I'm very connected to my aunt, Joanne, who died of lupus. It's a very personal thing. I don't want my fans to be worried about me," she explained, saying that she had been tested for the disease that can be genetic. "But I don't want anyone to be worried."

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The singer also told the paper that she experienced a slight health scare recently while in Tokyo.

"I was having trouble breathing," she said. "I had a little oxygen, then I went on stage. I was OK. But like I say, I don't want anyone to worry."

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