The show must go on! Lindsay Lohan lived by that mantra on Wednesday, when she performed in both the day’s production of Speed the Plow in London.
Early in the day, the actress took to Twitter with some disappointing news. “So sorry everyone but Im too ill to perform and down for the count,” she wrote (and later deleted). “Dr wants me to rest. Wont make shows 2nt but pls enjoy #speedtheplow XxL.”
She did end up taking the stage, though. “Unfortunately Miss Lohan has been suffering from a viral gastric bug for several days but has shown true professionalism in continuing to perform,” producers of Speed the Plow revealed in a statement. “However yesterday, on doctor’s advice, she rested throughout the day whilst prescription medicine took its desired effect and we were delighted that Miss Lohan subsequently felt well enough to perform yesterday evening. Miss Lohan is feeling much better today [Thursday] and will be performing tonight as scheduled.”
Lindsay started previews for the show in September. Things got off to a rocky start, though, when she reportedly forgot some lines on opening night. Since then, the play has gotten mixed reviews.