Singer, Tems diagnosed with reflux laryngitis, postpones UK shows
Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, has postponed her forthcoming shows in the United Kingdom (UK) after being diagnosed with voice disorder, called reflux laryngitis.
The musician broke the news in a statement via her social media pages on Tuesday.
She stated that her Birmingham show scheduled for June 15 and that of London billed for July 17 have been postponed.
Tems apologized to her fans for the inconvenience caused by the postponement, adding that the move was informed by her doctors’ directive.
The singer added that new dates for the shows would be announced on Wednesday.
In her words;
“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.”
“On the doctors orders, I have to postponed the two shows this week the Birmingham show on the 15th June (it’s tomorrow yeah I know) and the first London show on the 17th July.
“The new dates for both shows will be announced tomorrow. All tickets are still valid! Again I am so sorry. I am 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.”
The 27-year-old gained international prominence for her role in ‘Essence’, her collaborative song with Wizkid.
In May, she became the first African singer to debut on Billboard Hot 100 after featuring in ‘Wait For U’ a song by Future.
Reflux laryngitis is a voice disorder that results from irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat.