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Rita Ora on working so hard: "I just blacked out - I woke up in hospital"

Rita Ora has spoken about the time she woke up in hospital having previously been filming a music video in Miami.

She told The Guardian: “Sometimes you work yourself so hard that you don’t realise, and then it’s just…

“There were helicopters and stuff. It was really bad. It was pure exhaustion, which I didn’t know was a real thing. But I just blacked out.

"I woke up in hospital and everyone was like: ‘Right, you need to chill.’ You sacrifice a lot of yourself, and your mental health, and your physical self, to be everywhere at the same time. I guess it’s the life you choose, isn’t it? But I’m living the dream.”

Rita Ora's debut album, 'Ora', was released in 2012. After that, she felt overlooked by Roc Nation and started a legal action to be released from her contract. This led to Roc Nation countersuing her for breach of her five-album contract. The legal activity meant that no records could be released until now but the end of their work relationship was amicable, she said:

"It was an easy separation. It could have been bad, but it was very respectful. It was one of the easiest separations ever.”

Rita Ora's second studio album is scheduled to be released in March 2018 on Atlantic Records, and will feature her Ed Sheeran-penned track, 'Your Song' and a collaboration with Charli XCX called 'Girls'. 

Songs co-written with her now ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, may no longer feature. Speaking of their relationship, Ora said:

"It’s one of these things that… well, for me it’s in the past.

"Whatever I say somehow turns into a headline and it becomes a story again. I really don’t want there to be any more headlines about it. He’s a great guy and we’re on good terms now.”

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