Dua Lipa has been forced to cancel yet another gig as she suffers laryngitis. The 26-year-old “Don’t Start Now” singer shared an update on her Instagram Story on Thursday (December 9), revealing she cannot perform at the 2021 iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball in New York.
“As most of you know I’m currently suffering laryngitis and have been on vocal rest per my doctor’s orders,” she wrote. “I was hoping for a faster recovery, but unfortunately, I’m still under the weather and unable to perform at the iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball,” she continued.
“I’m extremely disappointed, I was really looking forward to kicking off the holiday season performing at this year’s Jingle Ball,” she added.
“I’m so sorry I won’t be there to celebrate the season with all my fans, but I hope you enjoy the rest of the amazing lineup the show has planned for you all. Sending my love to you all!”
Dua Lipa had first revealed that she was suffering from laryngitis last week as she penned a statement where she said she was ‘heartbroken’ to cancel the LA-based Jingle Ball gig, and shared that she was on ‘vocal rest for the next few days in order to fully heal.’
She had posted a snap from bed in pajamas, writing ‘Nothing like flying for 11 hours to get to LA for work and have to spend my days in bed on vocal rest,’ with a string of sad faces.
Laryngitis is clinically defined as an inflammation of the vocal box (larynx) which can be caused by overuse, irritation or infection.
Dua Lipa’s revelation comes weeks after it was announced that her song Levitating was Billboard’s number one single on the Hot 100 list for the whole year of 2021.
“Levitating doing its thing on the Billboard chart is absolutely surreal. That song has been my baby for so long, and to have it out in the world, and for people’s response to be the way that it is, it’s just absolutely mind-blowing to me,’ she said. She added: “I’m really, really, really grateful for it all.”