Music: Tems ‘Heart-Broken’ Over Medical Issue; Postpones Upcoming Shows


Nigerian music star, Tems, is taking a break from music untill further notice.

The ‘Essence’ singer revealed this on Instagram and said she has been diagnosed with reflux laryngitis.

Reflux laryngitis is a voice disease arising out of irritation and swelling in the vocal folds. The disease is caused by the backflow of stomach fluids like acids and enzymes, a process technically known as laryngopharyngeal reflux. These stomach fluids cause damage to the oesophagus, throat, and voice box.

Tems announced that her upcoming shows have been postponed in line with the doctor’s order.

Her post read: “It breaks my heart to say this but there’s 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 the doctor’s orders, I have to postpone the two shows this week- the Birmingham show on June 15th and the first London show on July 17th.”


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 Temilade Openyi, aka Tems, is a 27-year-old Nigerian singer and songwriter who managed to hit the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2021. She also earned a Grammy Award nomination for the remix of her song ‘Essence,’ which also hit the top 10 charts. Tems was also ranked Next Big Sound on Billboard last year.

She further apologized to fans, adding that new dates for both shows will be announced soon.

“All tickets are still valid! Again I am so sorry. I am 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.

“Appreciate you all for understanding. You mean the world to me.”


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