Published on: January 9, 2012
Photography by: Splash News Online

“Don’t end up DEAD!” RIHANNA pals implore Barbadian beauty to seek help for hard partying ways, say sources.

Concerns about the “We Found Love” songbird reached a fever pitch in mid-December after she was forced to race offstage during the middle of a concert to vomit.

But instead of being more cautious about her well-being after that episode, the 23-year-old has continued to party and lose weight.

“Rihanna has gone off the deep end,” disclosed a source in the music industry.

“She has been burning the candle at both ends for nearly a year and now she’s on the verge of collapse.

“Her friends and family have been warningher that if she doesn’t seek help, she’ll wind up dead like Amy Winehouse.”

The “Rehab” singer was just 27 when she died of accidental alcohol poisoning in July.And according to Rihanna’s friends, the Barbadian beauty is on a similar path of self-destruction. They say she’s lost 10 pounds in just the last few weeks.

Rihanna’s 100-date “Loud” tour began in June and wrapped in late December. The grueling schedule and her frequent party­ing have taken a toll on her, say insiders.

On Halloween, she landed in a Swedish hos­pital with the flu.And she reportedly suffered a meltdown before a November concert in Ireland, threatening to cancel the Dublin show because she was exhausted.

But the situation came to a head on Dec. 17 when Rihanna rushed offstage midsong in Lisbon, Portugal, to throw up. Still, she managed to pull herself together and partied through the night with members of her entourage.

Yet, Rihanna insists she doesn’t have a problem.