Ms. Lauryn Hill has made the difficult decision to postpone a majority of the remaining dates on her 25th-anniversary tour commemorating The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The artist shared the news through her social media platforms, revealing that she has been contending with significant vocal strain over the past month.
To ensure a complete recovery, Hill expressed the necessity of rescheduling the remaining 2023 concerts to early next year. Notably, the exception to this rescheduling is her Nov. 25 concert in Philadelphia, which she affirmed is still scheduled to take place and was originally set to take place on Oct. 23.
Of the date, Hill wrote, “We already had to move this show once and being so close to New Jersey, it’s basically hometown for us—so we’ll close out the year with one final show amongst friends and family!”
Hill also had to cancel her show in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 30. In a social media post, she disclosed, “I fought through the last couple of shows, pushing my voice, and masking the injury with medication. This isn’t safe or sustainable.”
In her latest statement, Hill acknowledged that she managed to navigate each show by using prescribed prednisone but emphasized the potential harm associated with prolonged and excessive use of the medication. In addition to vocal rest, Hill emphasized the importance of reaching a point where she can discontinue the medication entirely for the sake of her overall well-being.
While a detailed new itinerary has not yet been provided, Hill assured fans that the rescheduled dates will encompass additional cities and may include overseas performances.
See her post detailing the postponement below.
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I’d like to start this off by saying how much I’ve enjoyed being on the road, and how much I appreciate all of the fans who have come out to celebrate this incredible milestone anniversary and history making reunion with us. Being able to tour this album to sold out crowds after 25 years has been an emotional experience! I’ve loved sharing the stage again with Wyclef and Pras. The Return of the Fugees has been powerful and amazing—those who’ve witnessed it can testify. The tour itself reminds us the artists, and the audiences alike of earlier, perhaps less complicated times when ‘It could all be so simple…’ or ‘Ready Or Not, here I come!’ were on repeat on the airwaves. Simply put, classic. Classic music, classic performances with audiences who love those classics has been nothing but…wait for it…EPIC. (I almost said classic again! 🙀)
As many of you may know, I’ve been battling serious vocal strain for the past month. I made it through each show by taking prescribed prednisone, but this can be detrimental to the body when taken in large amounts over long periods of time. In order to prevent any long term negative affect on my voice and my body, I need to take time off to allow for real vocal recovery so that I can discontinue the medication completely.
For this reason we have to reschedule most of the remaining shows this year. The shows that were cancelled this year will be rescheduled for early 2024 AND because of the overwhelming response, we’ll be adding new cities to the tour, including overseas.
We’re working on the new calendar now, and announcing soon.
The show in PHILLY this weekend IS STILL HAPPENING. We already had to move this show once and being so close to New Jersey, it’s basically hometown for us—so we’ll close out the year with one final show amongst friends and family!
We want to thank everyone who celebrated with us—EVERY👏🏾SINGLE👏🏾 FAN👏🏾 …and ALL band, crew, production, staff, family, friends and Day 1-OG-CAMP members who helped make each and every single night LEGENDARY!
We’re ALL looking forward to getting back out again next year to finish this EPIC (now extended anniversary) celebration of these CLASSICS. 🙀❤️🔥