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Friday, 08 March 2024 21:13

Injury forces Grammy winner Tyla to cancel her world tour.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Grammy award-winning singer Tyla. Picture: Instagram/@tyla.

Grammy-winning artist Tyla has cancelled her much-anticipated world tour just weeks before it was about to start due to an injury.

The 22-year-old recently released a statement on her Instagram account detailing that she has been silently suffering from an injury for the past year.

The singer was expected to start her European tour, kicking off her first show in Oslo, Norway. As stated on her tour dates, she was going to perform in several other cities, including Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Amsterdam, and London.

Tyla was also planning to launch her North American tour in San Francisco after completing her European tour. The tour was scheduled to cover 18 different venues and run until May.

The rising music star, who gained international fame last year with hit single "Water", said she was heartbroken after doctors advised her against proceeding with the tour.

Writing on social media, the 22-year-old said that for the past year she has been "silently suffering" with an unspecified injury that "has tragically worsened".

"I've seen doctors and specialists with high hopes but the pain has only become more agonising as has the severity of the situation," Tyla said on Instagram.

"Words cannot describe my frustration at this pivotal point in my career.

"So please know that my team and I are working diligently on a spectacular show for you as soon as I am recovered and ready to return safely onstage".

Her hit "Water" made a landmark debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the leading weekly music ranking in the United States, last October. And in February the song won the Johannesburg-born amapiano artist a Grammy for Best African Music Performance.