Lauryn Hill has been forced to delay her performance in Fort Worth, Texas, as she continues to grapple with vocal issues that have troubled her for the past week. The 48-year-old artist had previously postponed a show in Philadelphia.
In a statement released before the concert, the Grammy-winning artist shared her struggles, saying, “As you may know, I’ve been doing my best to overcome a serious case of vocal strain/injury over the past week or so.” She acknowledged pushing through previous shows by using medication to mask the injury, but she recognized that it was neither safe nor sustainable.
Lauryn Hill went on to explain, “I woke up this morning hoping to have enough voice to get through tonight, but I can barely talk, let alone sing or rap.” As a result, she had to cancel the Texas performance.
This recent cancellation follows the earlier postponement of her Philadelphia show. Lauryn Hill is currently on her 25th-anniversary tour, celebrating her iconic 1998 album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
In her statement, she noted, “I need to heal and rest the voice in order to continue the tour. For these reasons, sadly, my doctors have advised me to postpone tonight’s show.”
Lauryn Hill expressed her gratitude to her fans for their support and promised to return to Texas soon. The rescheduled dates for the affected shows have not been announced.
The tour, which began on September 8th in Minneapolis, Minnesota, includes stops in cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, and Miami, concluding in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 13, 2023.