Rising South African Singer Tyla Announces Cancellation Of Her World Tour Due To Injury: ‘I Am Absolutely Heartbroken’


Rising South African Singer Tyla Announces Cancellation Of Her World Tour Due To Injury: ‘I Am Absolutely Heartbroken’

Prayers up for up-and-coming songstress Tyla.

The Johannesburg native recently shared that she’ll be postponing her upcoming world tour after “silently suffering” from a worsening injury.


In an Instagram post sharing the news today (Mar. 7), Tyla, full name Tyla Laura Seethal, first expressed gratitude to her fan base, called Tygers, for helping launch her to international stardom over the last year. Continuing, the 22-year-old revealed that she’s been trying to work through an unspecified injury that could potentially set her up for long-term health complications if she kicks off her tour as planned. She explained in the message:

“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. 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.”

She continued:

“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,” 

Tyla’s first world tour was set to begin on the 21st of this month in Norway. Subsequent shows had been scheduled globally and were supposed to hit cities such as Paris, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, and Toronto. Her self-titled debut album has also been slated for release on the 22nd of this month. It has not been reported that the record will be postponed as well.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Tyla’s music career certainly became one to watch over the past year. The singer won her first Grammy Award for Best African Performance in February, after earning her first Billboard Hot 100 entry with her popular single “Water,” the first song from a South African soloist to enter the US chart in over 55 years. The music video for the single has amassed over 138 million views on YouTube alone.

Despite the setback, Tyla went on to state that she hopes to be back performing by sometime this summer. It seems her fans are in full support of her prioritizing her health, leaving thoughts of love and encouragement following the announcement.

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Authored by: Kay Johnson