Fugees legend Lauryn Hill has postponed the remaining dates of her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th anniversary tour. The vocalist has cited “serious vocal strain for the past month” as the reason.
Hill broke the news on Instagram on November 22nd. She provided a lengthy caption to a performance clip of the album classic ‘Ex-Factor’, which points to the vocal strain she has mentioned.
Hill explained that she’s been “battling serious vocal strain for the past month”, and playing shows while on medication. “I made it through each show by taking prescribed prednisone,” she continued. “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.”
She also said that while the remaining tour shows are to be pushed back, November 26th at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Arena will go ahead. She asserted: “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!”
This means that her dates in Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Huntsville, Tampa, Miami and Boston are those affected, with the rescheduled dates yet to be announced. Hill did say that those already cancelled, such as Detroit and Fort Worth, will be “rescheduled for early 2024”. Due to the “overwhelming response,” more dates will also be added to the tour, “including overseas.”
The news of the postponements comes after Hill cancelled her date in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 31st. Taking to Twitter, she revealed that she had woken up on the morning of the performance unable to “talk let alone sing or rap.”
Following this, during her concert on November 4th at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, the Fugees vocalist defended her cancellations and lateness. “They say, ‘she’s late a lot’,” she told the audience. “Yo, y’all lucky I make it on this stage every night.”
See the postponement post below.