Singer Tems diagnosed with vocal cord illness; cancels UK Shows

  • Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, a Nigerian female singing sensation, has made a major disclosure about her health.

  • The singer posted on her Instagram page to let her followers know that she is recuperating from an illness.

  • Tems also said that to protect her voice, she had to take a break from music for now as her two UK shows have been postponed indefinitely


Nigerian singer and songwriter Temilade Openiyi, known popularly as Tems, has cancelled two international shows due to a vocal cord illness called Reflux laryngitis.

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Tems made the public aware of this sad development with her voice via her Twitter and Instagram page, explaining the reason behind the cancellation of the two shows.

The singer penned a heartfelt note, saying: “It breaks my heart to say this but there’s no other option for me. I’m not feeling too good at the moment.

“After my last performance I was diagnosed with Reflux laryngitis and I have to take some time off to protect what’s left of my voice.”

Reflux Laryngitis is a voice disorder that results from irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat.

The disturbance can also injure vocal cords and change one’s voice, especially if the reflux causes enough inflammation.

Tems revealed that her doctors advised that she stay away from singing, an advice which necessitated the postponement of her Birmingham and London shows earlier slated for June 15, and July 17, respectively.

Tems further hinted that the new date for the shows will be communicated as she appreciated her fans’ support.

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All tickets are still valid. Again I’m so sorry for the inconvenience but I promise to be back better than ever by the Grace of God. Till then I will give you the best show ever.”

Check out her post below:

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