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Tyla Cancels North American Tour Due to ‘Injury That Has Tragically Worsened’

Tyla has canceled her upcoming North American tour, citing a longstanding injury that has worsened over time.

The South African singer, who rose to prominence last year with her single “Water,” was scheduled to kick off her Tyla Tour on March 21 in Oslo, Norway, with eight international dates on the itinerary before she intended to swing back Stateside. While North American dates have been canceled entirely, she plans to reschedule her U.K. and European dates.

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“As much as this is something I would rather have dealt with privately, it’s important that I share what I have to share with you today,” she wrote in a post on social media. “For the past year I’ve been silently suffering with an injury that has tragically worsened. I’ve seen doctors and specialists with high hopes but the pain has only become more agonizing as has the severity of the situation.

“I am absolutely heartbroken to have to say this but as of right now I won’t be able to proceed with the tour,” she continued. “In consulting with medical professionals it’s become increasingly clear that continuing any festival or tour dates would jeopardize my long-term health and safety.”

The cancellation of the tour comes in the wake of a red-hot streak that started with the success of “Water.” The song, which she released last July, became an international smash, taking off on TikTok before making its way to the charts. In the United States, the song reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In November, she announced her eponymous debut album, which is currently scheduled for release on March 22. Last month, she became the first artist to win the inaugural award for best African music performance with “Water.”

Read her full statement below:

My Tygers,

All of you know that this moment you have all helped me transform into a reality, has been a life-long dream. I am so grateful and humbled by this past year and the way it’s changed my life.

I can never thank you guys enough for all your loving support, all the joy, the laughter, and the wins!

As much as this is something I would rather have dealt with privately, Its important that I share what I have to share with you today. For the past year I’ve been silently suffering with an injury that has tragically worsened. I’ve seen doctors and specialists with high hopes but the pain has only become more agonizing as has the severity of the situation.

I am absolutely heartbroken to have to say this but as of right now I won’t be able to proceed with the tour.

In consulting with medical professionals it’s become increasingly clear that continuing any festival or tour dates would jeopardize my long-term health and safety.

Words cannot describe my frustration at this pivotal point in my career. So please know that my team and I are working diligently on a spectacular show for you as soon as I am recovered and ready to return safely onstage this summer.

For North American headline dates, your tickets will automatically be refunded, for all other territories you will be contacted by your ticket provider regarding options, please keep a look out for new dates and information.

Thank you Tygers for understanding

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