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Deadmau5 Hospitalized for Exhaustion

7/31/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

World renowned DJ Deadmau5 was hospitalized last night after collapsing on stage during a performance at a Washington DC nightclub, TMZ has confirmed.

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A rep for the Canadian-born DJ -- real name Joel Zimmerman -- tells us he collapsed on stage from exhaustion ... at which point, "medics at the venue took [Deadmau5] directly to the hospital, where he is now under supervision."

The rep also tells us that Deadmau5 -- Danny DeVito's favorite performer -- has canceled his next 9 shows ... under the advice of his doctors.

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awards    

Club Culture drop out? How hard can this work be?

1544 days ago
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TopCreeper    

Uhhh http://blog.topcreeper.com/2010/07/31/hottest-song-on-earth-this-weekend.aspx ... Mau5 is my boy but he got beef with the artist of the week @ TopCreeper Magazine: Felix Da Housecat

1544 days ago
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Majestik    

Incredibly hard, try standing for two hours under supersonic lighting. That man must go through jugs of Gatorade afterwards.

1544 days ago
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Rukes    

LOL, TopCreeper promotion spam fail, and April Fools Day Joke fail.

1544 days ago
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krasovitz    

staying up for a few days in a row will do that to ya... mr dj... working for 4 hours a night, exhaustion does not entail

1544 days ago
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krasovitz    

@ majestik. Try going on a 12 mile march with 50 pounds on your back during august in south carolina... 2 miles with chemical gear on... dj'ing is not incredibly hard, sissy

1544 days ago
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amy prywes    

He did not collapse on stage. He was sick the previous night. He played for 50 minutes and then left the stage. The lights came on and it was announced that he was too sick to continue. No one attending got their money back. The sponsors-the 930 club of DC knew he was sick--he was playing there 3 nights in a row. This was the final night.

1544 days ago
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whatever    

umm i happen to know Joel.. and really.. you have no idea how hard work it is.. hope he gets better soon :)

1544 days ago
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18C1    

He put on an incredible show in DC! Feel better soon, Joel! :)

1544 days ago
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Butterfly    

If your only experience with a "dj" is at a cheesy corporate holiday party or your cousin's Bar Mitzvah, you would have no clue what REAL DJ, like Deadmau5 does during a show.
It's about a lot more than announcing the garter toss, sticking a cd in, and hollering into the microphone Jennifer from accounting won the gift certificate.
Of course, unless you KNOW, you wouldn't make that kind of comment, right? Genius.

1544 days ago
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Trippin    

Its called Rollin way to hard... This guy is a crack head

1544 days ago
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wigwamskate    

If anyone wants to buy the actual video footage of Deadmau5s 50 minute set at 9:30 Club in DC on July 30th, 2010, feel free to send me an email at mike@wigwamskate.com.

1544 days ago
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krasovitz    

The only way you'd pass out from exhaustion would be lifting heavy weights for the entire time in 100+ degree weather... maybe not even then. What else could he be doing that exhausts his body... oh wait, I guess having your heart race at 150bpm would be pretty exhausting just standing there... I stand corrected, his body was pretty exhausted... genius

1544 days ago
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wigwamskate    

to make music the way Deadmau5 does, is Genius.

1544 days ago
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JerfJerf    

First off, he's not a ****in dj, he's a producer. Second of all it's not just from performing at the show it's most likely from him staying up late everynight working. The man is determined to bring amazing music to our hears. So to all you ***gots saying "djing isn't that hard" and all this stupid ****, know what the **** you're talking about.

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