Lauryn Hill has postponed the remaining dates of her tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The announcement comes just over a week after the 8-time Grammy Award-winning singer told her fans they were “lucky” she makes it to the stage every night.
Welp, it looks like folk’s luck has run out.
In a lengthy post on her official Instagram page, Lauryn Hill said she has been battling a serious vocal strain for months with the help of prednisone.
But, she doesn’t want to risk the effects the meds may have on her voice and body if taken for a long period of time.
Lauryn will do her scheduled show in Philly this weekend, but the remaining tour dates will be postponed until 2024.
Read Lauryn Hill’s full statement below.
I’d like to start this off by saying how much I’ve enjoyed being on the road, and how much I appreciate all of the fans who have come out to celebrate this incredible milestone anniversary and history-making reunion with us.
Being able to tour this album to sold-out crowds after 25 years has been an emotional experience! I’ve loved sharing the stage again with Wyclef and Pras.
The Return of the Fugees has been powerful and amazing—those who’ve witnessed it can testify. The tour itself reminds us the artists, and the audiences alike of earlier, perhaps less complicated times when ‘It could all be so simple…’ or ‘Ready Or Not, here I come!’ were on repeat on the airwaves.
Simply put, classic. Classic music, classic performances with audiences who love those classics has been nothing but…wait for it…EPIC. (I almost said classic again! 🙀)
As many of you may know, I’ve been battling serious vocal strain for the past month. I made it through each show by taking prescribed prednisone, but this can be detrimental to the body when taken in large amounts over long periods of time.
In order to prevent any long-term negative affect on my voice and my body, I need to take time off to allow for real vocal recovery so that I can discontinue the medication completely.
For this reason, we have to reschedule most of the remaining shows this year. The shows that were canceled this year will be rescheduled for early 2024 AND because of the overwhelming response, we’ll be adding new cities to the tour, including overseas.
We’re working on the new calendar now, and announcing soon.
The show in PHILLY this weekend IS STILL HAPPENING. We already had to move this show once and being so close to New Jersey, it’s basically hometown for us—so we’ll close out the year with one final show amongst friends and family!
We want to thank everyone who celebrated with us—EVERY👏🏾SINGLE👏🏾 FAN👏🏾 …and ALL band, crew, production, staff, family, friends and Day 1-OG-CAMP members who helped make each and every single night LEGENDARY!
We’re ALL looking forward to getting back out again next year to finish this EPIC (now extended anniversary) celebration of these CLASSICS. 🙀❤️🔥
See Lauryn’s original post below.
I wish Lauryn Hill a full and speedy recovery.
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