Doja Cat has been forced to cancel her upcoming concerts as she needs to undergo further tonsil surgery.
Last week, the Say So hitmaker took to social media to share that she had tonsillitis prior to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards and was prescribed a round of antibiotics, but later “drank wine” and was “vaping all day” and ended up with an abscess on one of her tonsils.
Over the weekend, Doja Cat revealed that she required further surgery for the issue and she would be cancelling her appearances at the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama and Lollapalooza in Chicago, as well as her opening act slot for The Weeknd’s forthcoming stadium tour.
“Hi guys. I wanted you to hear it from me first,” she began. “Unfortunately I have to have surgery on my tonsils ASAP. The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take a while due to swelling.
“That means I have to cancel my festival run this summer as well as The Weeknd tour. I feel horrible about this but can’t wait for this to heal and get back to making music and create an experience for y’all.”
Doja Cat, real name Amala Dlamini, has changed her Twitter handle to “throatussy era” in recognition of the situation.
And while some fans urged her to give up vaping, others wished the star a quick recovery.
“yall bout to make me cry with all the reassurance. i appreciate it. thanks for being supportive. i love you (sic),” the 26-year-old added.