Tyla Explains Why She’s Been Forced To Cancel North American Tour

Tyla has canceled her North American tour as she recovers from an injury. In a social media post shared on Thursday (March 7), the South African singer revealed a long-time struggle that has forced her to take time off. The eponymous tour was set to kick off later this month.

“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,” wrote the 22-year-old in an open letter. “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.”

Tyla Seethal attends Mugler H&M Global Launch Event on April 19, 2023 in New York City

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The news comes after a breakout year in 2022 with her record “Water” earning RIAA platinum status. Earlier this year, Tyla became the first artist to win the Recording Academy’s new Best African Music Performance GRAMMY for the viral track.

As she promises fans in the caption “Y’all still gonna see me around Tygers so don’t worry too much,” the emerging pop star still has a debut album in the works.

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The self-titled project is due March 22, as per Variety.

“I come with the story,” Tyla explained to Complex. “I come from a very small place, a little city in South Africa all the way at the bottom of Africa, the tip. And literally, I was just a girl with a dream, a girl that didn’t really have much examples… like this wasn’t really possible at that age when I was coming up as an artist, it wasn’t something that was realistic and I made it a reality,” she glows. “We need an African pop star, and hopefully I’m that one.”

Read Tyla’s full announcement below.