Maybe she was overworked, or maybe Hilary Duff put a hex on her. In any case, Lindsay Lohan went home on Tuesday after being hospitalized for five days with what her publicist called a ”febrile illness,” suffering headaches and a fever of 103 degrees that sidelined her from several on-camera commitments. ”She was released and is doing much better,” publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnick said in a statement. The unnamed ailment halted production on her film Herbie: Fully Loaded and forced the 18-year-old to bow out of a guest role on That ’70s Show, where she was to have played a love interest for Fez (real-life boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama), though the sitcom’s producers may reschedule her appearance. It also postponed the shoot of her next movie, Lady Luck, which was to have started production on Nov. 4.
In addition to her days spent filming, she’s spent her nights recording her first album; now she’ll have to rush to get it done in time for a scheduled release date of Dec. 7. She already has a video out, ”Rumors,” which went to the top of the countdown on MTV’s TRL during her hospitalization. ”It made her really happy,” Zelnick told MTV News. ”She wants to thank all her fans for supporting her.”