Comedian Tig Notaro Hospitalized
The stand-up is a breast cancer survivor
Comedian Tig Notaro has been hospitalized and was forced to cancel a show in Denver Sunday.
"Tig is dealing with a medical emergency and is being hospitalized," read a post on AEG Live Rocky Mountains' Facebook page. "She will be alright but has to cancel the show tonight."
The show will be rescheduled.
Notaro is poised to launch a nationwide tour. In 2012 she rose to fame after her album Live blew up. The album dealt with her struggles fighting breast cancer and grieving her mother's unexpected death. She survived a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer that year.
Earlier this year, Notaro told The Hollywood Reporter she was feeling good.
"It's embarrassing how happy I am. I don't have a complaint in the world," she said at the time.
Notaro's rep declined to comment.
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In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Notaro explained her hospitalization. After her show in Philadelphia, Notaro wrote, she "collapsed in horrific pain, [was] rushed to the ER and found that a cyst had burst causing MASSIVE internal bleeding." Doctors thought the hemorrhaging would stop and heal on its own but it didn't and she had to have surgery to stop the bleeding.
Notaro thanked fans for their "support and concern" and said she is "on the mend."
"I'm resting on a ton of drugs, walking when I can, doing my breathing exercises and trying my darnedest to get back to this tour that has been nothing short of the best time," she wrote. "Thanks again and see your faces soon!"
10:42 a.m. This post has been updated with details about Notaro's hospitalization.