SZA returned to the TDE Championship Tour last night after missing a string of shows due to swollen vocal cords, but unfortunately, it looks like the damage may have already been done.
In a series of since-deleted tweets, caught by Vulture, SZA wrote, “My voice is permanently injured . Great !!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYUUYH!!!!!!!!”
The tweets followed her performance during the tour’s stop at Madison Square Garden in New York. “Tonight was the test. That settles that,” she added, ending the series with, “I jus wanna be left alone my priorities are fucked up . They been fucked up . I need space goodbye .”
When Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith originally announced the potential damage, SZA cosigned the news with an Instagram post of her own, writing, “This didn’t happen overnight . Ive been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time.”
For anyone who hasn’t seen this . I’ve been touring for 11 months. This didn’t happen overnight . Ive been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time . I’m not sick my voice just won’t fucking work. If I don’t pause now I’ll be forced to pause permanently . I’m genuinely sorry for every face,voice ,and energy field I won’t be touching ! I’m literally taking as many steroids as I can to speed this up!! Its a waiting game and super weird to be blamed for stuff outta my control but I get it ! again .. I’m sorry..I’ll be right back . Pray for me or don’t . Preciate u either way -S
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When the R&B singer is coming off an impressive breakout year, garnering five Grammy nominations for last summer’s CTRL, her frustration is justified. We have our fingers crossed that this is still just the beginning for the songstress.
See SZA’s deleted tweets (via Vulture) below.