Lady Gaga Says She’d ‘Rather Die Onstage’ Than On Vacation

'I'll sleep when I'm dead, OK?' Gaga tells audience in Sweden.

With her Monster Ball Tour now continuing well into 2011 , [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] is certainly showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. In addition to playing on the road, Gaga has also been recording her next album and filming the music video for her song “Alejandro.” So, when she hit the stage in Sweden over the weekend, the pop singer addressed the rumors that she’s wearing herself a bit too thin these days.

While singing her song “Speechless,” Gaga was anything but speechless when it came to the rumors that she’s overworked, admitting that she does work long and hard but that it’s all worth it to her. “You know when people say, ‘Lady Gaga’s really tired; she needs to take a break,’ I just think about all those times I sang in bars when nobody was singing my lyrics,” she can be seen telling her “little monsters” in a video posted online. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead, OK?”

Standing on her piano bench hunched over her piano while singing the song, she later screamed out: “I’m never giving on up!”

Singing the last few lines of the song, she once again addressed the crowd, noting that it’s not hard work that she fears will spell her end. “I know that I work really hard and run myself into the ground, and I also know that alcohol will kill me one day, but I would rather not die on vacation. I’d rather die onstage with all my fans,” she said, then belted the last few words of the song with fire coming out of her piano before lying down on her bench dramatically.

Recently, both Ryan Tedder and Janet Jackson have noted that while Gaga has certainly made a name for herself as an incredible performer and pop artist, they also have said that she might need to slow down a little bit before she burns herself out.

Do you think Lady Gaga is working too hard, or is she just doing what she loves? Talk about it in the comments.