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Lauryn Hill postpones most 2023 shows with The Fugees due to vocal strain

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After postponing shows because of vocal chord issues this fall, Lauryn Hill has now postponed most of the remaining 2023 dates on her tour with The Fugees celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In a statement, she writes that she’s “been battling serious vocal strain for the past month” has been […]

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Lauryn Hill postpones most 2023 shows with The Fugees due to vocal strain

After postponing shows because of vocal chord issues this fall, Lauryn Hill has now postponed most of the remaining 2023 dates on her tour with The Fugees celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In a statement, she writes that she’s “been battling serious vocal strain for the past month” has been making 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.” She continues, “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.”

Lauryn writes that the shows that were cancelled this year will be rescheduled for “early 2024” and that they’ll be adding new cities to the tour, “including overseas,” because of “the overwhelming response.” Read her statement in full below.

This weekend’s Philadelphia show, already moved once and currently scheduled for Wells Fargo Center on November 25, is still on. See all postponed dates,along with pictures from one of the October Brooklyn shows, below.

LAURYN HILL’S STATEMENT ON POSTPONED SHOWS

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. 🙀❤️‍🔥

LAURYN HILL: 2023 TOUR DATES
Nov 25 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

LAURYN HILL: POSTPONED 2023 TOUR DATES
Nov 27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Nov 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Dec 1 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Dec 6 Huntsville, AL Orion Amphitheatre
Dec 8 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Dec 10 Miami, FL Kaseya Center
Dec 13 Boston, MA TD Garden

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