Singer Doja Cat has canceled a series of performances due to her health problems.
On Friday, the 26-year-old “Say So” singer shared on Twitter that she had to undergo “routine” surgery on her tonsils, which would require her to stop touring while she recovers from the procedure.
“Hey guys. I wanted you to hear from me first. Unfortunately, I have to have my tonsils removed as soon as possible. The surgery is routine, but the recovery will take a while due to swelling. That means I have to cancel my festival.” this summer, as well as The Weeknd’s tour,” the singer wrote. “I feel horrible about this but I can’t wait for him to heal and get back to making music and creating a look for all of you.”
Doja Cat, whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, released the statement just a day after she sent out a series of tweets describing her throat problems in graphic detail. On Thursday night, she spoke candidly about her addiction to vaping and the problems it was causing her throat and tonsils.
“Dr. I just had to cut my left tonsil off. I had an abscess on it. My whole throat is fucked so I might have bad news for everyone soon,” he said. tweetedalluding to her future cancellation of performances at Lollapalooza and beyond.
He continued, stating that the reason his tonsils got infected is because he drank wine and vaped while taking antibiotics.
“I started getting a nasty growth on my tonsil so I had to have surgery today,” he said. explained. She shared that the doctor “poked into [there] with a needle twice and then sucked out all the juice and then took a sharp thing and cut it in two places and squeezed all the goop in there. I cried and it hurt a lot, but I’m fine.”
When Twitter users responded about the artist’s rampant vape use, including how he recently took a hit of his vape before taking the stage to accept his Billboard Music Award earlier this month; she revealed that she intends to stop.
“I’m going to give up vaping for a while and hopefully no more cravings after that,” Doja Cat. saying. She later added that she is “too scared to hit him because my throat hurts so much. I cried for hours. It’s not worth it.”
He continued, explaining his struggle to conquer his dependency on the vaporizer.
“I’m addicted but I’m not weak. I was literally looking at my vape today which I normally use a thousand times a day and use twice instead. I’m going to try to cold turkey for now but hopefully my brain doesn’t need it anymore by then,” he wrote. When people criticized her hesitation to quit immediately, she explained that “it doesn’t help anyone and it just sounds patronizing to anyone struggling with nicotine addiction.”
Despite receiving criticism from her fans, Doja Cat was open about how much it meant to her that people cared about her.
“You all are about to make me cry in peace. I appreciate it. Thank you for your support,” he shared. “I love you.”
While she was disappointed that she had to cancel upcoming shows, Doja Cat has been oblivious to how much she loves some of the other aspects of the music business. In an Instagram Live from last year, she explained that she feels “pressured” to do things that don’t interest her. Instead, she just wants to “make music.”
“And I mean making music however you want or not, like just having fun and just jamming and doing some shit. I haven’t done that in about five years, it feels,” he said in the social media video, according to Complex. “I’m doing all this shit I don’t want to do. I don’t want to take fucking pictures. Like, yeah… planning a photo shoot is a lot of fun. Capture a concept, capture a visual idea, something like that, I love fashion, I do. I really do. I love to dress up, I love all that shit. Do I want to do that shit because I I have to? Do not! No, i do not do it.