Tems, a Nigerian singer, has postponed her UK gigs after being diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis.
Acid or other substances from your stomach irritate the back of your throat, causing reflux laryngitis. This usually happens in the middle of the night while you’re sleeping, causing vocal cord irritation and swelling.
In an Instagram post, the Grammy-nominated singer shared her diagnosis.
She wrote, “It breaks my heart to say this, but there has been 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 doctor’s order, I have to postpone the two shows this week. The new dates for both shows will be announced tomorrow.”
After getting well, she promised fans “the best show ever.”
“We’ll announce the new dates tomorrow.” All of the tickets are still good. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience, but by the grace of God, I pledge to return, better than before. Then I’ll put on the best show I’ve ever seen. Thank you all for your patience. To me, you are everything.”
Temilade Openiyi, Tems’ real name, was recently nominated in three categories for the BET Awards 2022.
Tems was nominated in the categories of ‘Best New Artiste,’ ‘Best International Act,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ according to the full list given by the organizers.