Fast-rising global sensation, Tems has revealed she battling a health issue which has led to the postponement of her shows in England.
The singer, in a statement, explained she’s been recently diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis and is currently taking some time off to see to what’s left of her voice.
On the doctor’s orders, she said she had to cancel her shows in Birmingham and London, scheduled for June 15 and July 17 respectively.
She however noted tickets for the show remain valid, apologizing for any form of inconvenience and promised to get back better in order to give them the best shows ever.
The statement reads: “Hey Gang, it breaks my heart to say this but there’s no other option for me. I’m not feeling too good at the moment. After my last performance, I was diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis, and I have to take some time off to protect what’s left of my voice,” she wrote.
“On doctor’s order, I have to postpone the two shows this week. The new dates for both shows will be announced tomorrow.”
“All tickets are still valid. Again I’m so sorry for this inconvenience but I promise to be back, better than ever by the grace of God. Then I’ll give you the best show ever. Appreciate you all for understanding. You mean the world to me.”
Tems current health condition, ‘reflux laryngitis’ is an irritation in the back of the throat due to acid or other chemicals that come up from your stomach. This usually happens at night when one is asleep.
It is also known as a voice disorder that results from irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat.
Other terms for this problem include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), acid reflux, and chronic laryngitis.