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Lauryn Hill postpones concert to prevent damage to her voice

A doctor ordered the singer to rest her voice
Lauryn Hill postpones concert to prevent damage to her voice
Lauryn Hill (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Lauryn Hill has been forced to postpone a concert to prevent “serious strain or damage” to her vocal cords.

The 48-year-old hip-hop artist is currently on her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th anniversary tour alongside the Fugees, but she had to re-arrange a gig in Philadelphia on Monday, Oct. 23 after she was ordered by a doctor to rest her voice.

“Dear Philadelphia, It is with disappointment that I am writing this note to you. On the advice of my physicians, I have no choice but to postpone the show. I need to rest my voice to prevent any more serious strain or damage to my vocal cords. The start of this tour has been incredible. What an amazing experience to celebrate this anniversary with all of my family, my friends and all of you. I look forward to giving you the show you deserve with a fully recovered and healthy voice,” she wrote on Instagram.

Hill has rescheduled her Philadelphia show for Nov. 25, and reassured fans that her next planned gig, in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 26, will still be going ahead.

“The new date for Philadelphia will be Nov. 25. It will be a special one. Toronto, I’ll see you next. Resting for a few days then heading your way,” she wrote.

After her Toronto show, Hill will head to Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 28, and she has gigs in Fort Worth, Denver, and Los Angeles scheduled for next week.

Hill announced the North American tour in August, revealing she would perform the seminal 1998 record in full alongside her former band.

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