Ashlee Simpson Collapses In Tokyo

**FILE** Singer Ashlee Simpson arrives at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in this Sunday, August 28, 2005 file photo at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. It's synch or swim for Simpson on her second go-round on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The vocally disparaged singer will perform this weekend, almost a year after the "SNL" audience heard her voice _ singing the wrong song _ while she held a microphone at her waist. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, FILE) AP

Ashlee Simpson collapsed following a performance in Tokyo and has been hospitalized.

The 21-year-old singer on Thursday had just performed her single, "Boyfriend" for MTV Japan, when she told the audience she felt sick and said to them, "I love you guys," Us Weekly reported Friday. She then collapsed in an elevator and was rushed by ambulance to a hospital.

Her representative, Rob Shuter, confirmed the report to The Associated Press, but would not give further details or provide Simpson's condition.

Simpson, the younger sister of Jessica Simpson, has been touring to support her sophomore album, "I Am Me." She infamously was caught lip-synching her "Saturday Night Live" performance in October 2004.

Her upcoming appearance at the Radio Music Awards on Monday has been canceled.
  • Melissa McNamara

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