SZA claims that her vocal cords are "permanently damaged"
The singer recently took a break from TDE's Championship Tour after being diagnosed with swollen vocal cords and addressed her fans on Instagram apologizing for the canceled dates.
Last week after being diagnosed with swollen vocal cords, SZA took a brief leave of absence from TDE’s Championship Tour.
“Her vocal cords are swollen and she has to rest her voice to prevent any permanent damage,” TDE president CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith said at the time.
Unfortunately, according to SZA, the damage has already been done.
This evening, the 'Ctrl' singer joined the rest of TDE for their concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. Immediately following the performance (fan-shot footage of which can be found below), the singer took to Twitter to say her voice was “permanently damaged.”
“Tonight was the test. That settles that,” SZA went on to tweet. “I jus wanna be left alone my priorities are fucked up. They been fucked up. I need space goodbye.”
SZA later deleted the tweets, but some keen-eyed fans were quick to capture screenshots of them, as you can see below:
SZA says her voice is permanently injured in Tweets that have since been deleted: “I just wanna be left alone” pic.twitter.com/X44lIJ5SYO— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 30, 2018
In an Instagram post last week addressing the issue and the subsequent cancellation of her Arizona and New Mexico dates, SZA said she had been “troubleshooting” her voice “for a while now” and had resorted to steroids so that she could push through performances.
"Ive been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time . I’m not sick my voice just won’t f*cking work," SZA wrote on Instagram.
At this point, it's unclear if SZA's condition was worsened by the steroids and lack of rest and there hasn't been a medical opinion releases to the public yet as to the condition of her vocal cords. All we can do right now is hope for the best.
Our hopes and prayers are with you SZA. Get well soon!
For anyone who hasn’t seen this . I’ve been touring for 11 months. This didn’t happen overnight . Ive been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time . I’m not sick my voice just won’t fucking work😔 🤷🏾♀️. If I don’t pause now I’ll be forced to pause permanently . I’m genuinely sorry for every face,voice ,and energy field I won’t be touching ! I’m literally taking as many steroids as I can to speed this up!! Its a waiting game and super weird to be blamed for stuff outta my control but I get it ! again .. I’m sorry..I’ll be right back . Pray for me or don’t . Preciate u either way ❤️-S