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Rihanna's IV Pic

Flu Da One

5/9/2012 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The IV picture Rihanna shared on TwitterThere's a reason Rihanna's arm was hooked up to a bunch of needles and tubes yesterday -- sources close to Rihanna tell TMZ, the singer had been struck down with a bad case of the flu ... and required an IV drip.

Sources tell us, she started feeling really ill last week and saw a doctor on Thursday ... but by the time of her "Saturday Night Live" appearance, she still wasn't fully recovered.

As we first reported, Rihanna missed the SNL dress rehearsal because she was sick -- but show producers didn't buy her excuse ... insisting she didn't appear ill.

But looks might be deceiving -- because we're told Rihanna wasn't just ill during her SNL performance, she also continued to feel sick the next few days ... and her doc was forced to put her on Penicillin.

Soon after, Rihanna began to experience flu-like symptoms -- requiring IV treatment yesterday, which is when she posted the above picture on Twitter.

We're told she's feeling much better now.

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Christina    

Anybody can go to a doctor, say I have the flu, and (if they're a celebrity), the doctor will put them on an IV drip. Please..

795 days ago
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Dragonfly    

So she can go to the Met gala but then get so bad she has to have an IV? I think it's more like "I drank so much I dehydrated myself" than the flu. Give me a break. TMZ seems to be going the route of People Mag and kissing butt too much and not reporting the truth.

795 days ago
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KWDragon    

Penicillin is not used for the flu. It is for bacterial infections; it does nothing against viruses. Dehydration or a counter agent to the drugs she has been doing lately? Def not flu, and the SNL producers had every right to be angry.

794 days ago
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Jen    

Her nails look like burnt Frito corn chips.

794 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Penicillin doesn't work anymore and it hasn't in many years due to over use by people demanding it from their Doctors for a cold. All the other "cillins" work, such as amoxacillin. Penicillin is just garbage now.

794 days ago
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tippy katz    

dang she can even make an iv sexy lol

794 days ago
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kim is a publicity whore    

pffft... just check out her instagram. bitch is a-okay.

794 days ago
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15six    

She is a tool.

794 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Rihanna doing drugs. We all know it.

794 days ago
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lalaland    

Does this ridiculous woman bring her camera with her when getting a pap-smear?

794 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

Still not buying it. That IV, if it's even really hooked up, could have just about anything in it.

794 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

We civilians call it a "hangover", and are advised to take lots of fluids along with some aspirin for the headache. This poor deluded publicity-seeker!

794 days ago
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internetfavs    

all those needles for a flu........?

794 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Get well baby girl.....precious with the nice assets.

794 days ago
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liz    

Lol Shes gets the flu often......

794 days ago
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