‘I feel horrible about this’: Doja Cat pulls out of The Weeknd tour to undergo surgery on tonsils

‘I feel horrible about this,’ singer wrote

Peony Hirwani
Monday 23 May 2022 06:50
Comments

Doja Cat nearly misses Grammy win due to ill-timed bathroom break

Doja Cat has announced that she has been forced to pull out of her support slot at The Weeknd’s stadium tour to undergo surgery on her tonsils.

In a statement over the weekend, the 26-year-old rapper revealed that she had to undergo “routine” surgery, which means she will be recovering while the shows take place.

“Hi guys. I wanted you to hear it from me first. Unfortunately, I have to have surgery on my tonsils asap. The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take awhile due to swelling,” she wrote from her social media accounts.

“That means I have to cancel my festival run this summer as well as The Weeknd tour.”

She added: “I feel horrible about this but can’t wait for this to heal and get back to making music and create an appearance for y’all.”

One day before making the announcement, Doja Cat shared details of the procedure with her fans and warned them that she might have some “bad news”.

“Doctor just had to cut into my left tonsil,” she wrote. “I had an abscess in it. My whole throat is f***ed so I might have some bad news for yall coming soon.”

The “You Right” singer revealed that her throat was infected before the BBMAs and that she was on antibiotics, “but forgot that was taking them and then I drank wine and was vaping all day long and then I started getting a nasty a** growth on my tonsil so they had to do surgery on it today”.

In follow-up tweets, she told fans that she was quitting “vape for a while and hopefully I don’t crave it anymore after that”.

When a person suggested that she should throw the vape away, Doja responded: “Throwing them away just instills panic.

Enjoy unlimited access to 70 million ad-free songs and podcasts with Amazon Music Sign up now for a 30-day free trial

Sign up

“I’m addicted but I’m not weak. I was literally staring at my vape today that normally I’d hit a thousand times a day and hit it two times instead. I’ma try to go cold turkey for now but hopefully, my brain doesn’t need it at all by then.”

She added: “Also what makes y’all think I can’t go buy a 50 pack right now?

“It’s not about throwing them away, it’s about not needing them. Right now I NEED THEM. I don’t WANT them rn because I’m in pain. But my brain is addicted to it.”

If you have been affected by this article, you can contact the following organisations for support: actiononaddiction.org.uk, mind.org.uk, nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth, mentalhealth.org.uk.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in