This flu season has been remarkably brutal, and country star Kelsea Ballerini is one of the folks trying to shake the bug here in Nashville.

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Kelsea powered through the flu to perform a big, sold-out show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Valentine’s Day, her first headlining gig at the venue.

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She kept going with shows in Florida over the weekend, but by Tuesday, Kelsea couldn’t power on anymore.

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She just posted a very honest photo, which she called a “realgram,” showing her sitting with her head in her hand beside the toilet.

Kelsea writes, “‘Legends’ may be the No. 1 song in country music this week, but I am covered in sweat on the bathroom floor getting cozy with the commode in yesterday’s clothes with my mom coming over so I can lay in her lap until this flu runs its course.”

Unfortunately, Kelsea had to cancel a scheduled Feb. 20 appearance at the Grand Ole Opry as well as a party with her team to celebrate “Legends” becoming her latest No. 1 country hit. That’s just what battling the flu looks like for her at this point.

She adds, “It also looks like life reminding me that I’m not invincible, that even during a mountaintop week it will make me sit down and be humble.”

We’re so glad to see Kelsea taking time out to really take care of herself. The flu is no joke this season. Thankfully, Kelsea has a secret weapon in her mom, Carla.

She closes out her post saying, “Mommas don’t care if you are on the top of the chart or at the bottom of your bank account … they still make you soup and rub your back and Lysol the bejeesus out of everything the same. ❤”

We’re just hoping Kelsea will be back up and around in no time to keeping singing her latest No. 1 hit, “Legends,” for her fans.

Kelsea’s “Unapologetically Tour” continues this weekend with shows in Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa.

She’ll play the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 3 before heading overseas for a run of shows in the U.K. and Australia next month.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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