Temilade Openiyi, an international music star popularly known as Tems, has been diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis – a voice disorder caused by the backflow of stomach acid to the throat and voice box area.
The singer confirmed the development via a statement she released on Tuesday.
She noted that her upcoming shows have now been postponed due to the vocal illness.
The statement reads: “Hey gang, it breaks my heart to say this but there is 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 advise, I’ve postponed the two shows this week, the Birmingham show on the 15th of June (It’s tomorrow, yeah I know) and the first London show on the 17th of July.”
Apologizing to fans for the inconvenience, Tems promised they would be getting the “best show ever” whenever she is back on her feet.
“The new dates 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.”