Lizzo, the rapper, singer and flutist, has been forced to cancel her scheduled show at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada due to illness.
The musician is currently on The Special Tour, in support of her fourth studio album, Special.
The tour began in September 2022, and is scheduled to continue through to July 2023, ending with a performance at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
In an Instagram video posted from her bed, Lizzo informed her fans of her unfortunate situation. “Hey Montreal, I had a sore throat last night (Wednesday) and a headache. And I went to bed and I woke up this morning (Thursday) and I was worse,” she explained, sounding as if she was about to cry. “My body is weak and I have chills and my head hurts. Normally, if it’s just a cold, I’ll show and I will eat, take some medicine and it gets better. But this is getting worse.”
Lizzo went on to reveal that she suspects she has “the flu.”
She would eventually share a tweet about having a 102-degree fever, as reported by TMZ.
It’s at this point in the clip where she said she had to make “the unfortunate decision to cancel tonight,” which is the show at Bell Centre.
“I want to find a date to reschedule, but I just can’t perform tonight (Thursday),” she added, while sounding remorseful. The Detroit, Michigan native claims this is just the second time she has ever had to “cancel something due to health in my entire career.” She concluded the post by promising to “make it up to you Montreal. So sorry.”
In the caption of the post, Lizzo also promised fans she will honor tickets at a makeup show.
Her next performance is set for Saturday, May 6, at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
However, there is currently no official word on whether she will be feeling well enough to perform the show.
Lizzo’s cancellation of the Montreal show is unfortunate, as it marks just the second time in her entire career that she has had to cancel a performance due to health issues.
This is a testament to her professionalism and dedication to her craft.
Lizzo first gained prominence in 2013 as one of five artists to form the hip-hop group Grrrl Prty.
They released two EPs before playing their final show at Rock The Garden and disbanding in 2016. In 2013, Lizzo dropped her first solo studio album, Lizzobangers, which was then re-released by Virgin Records the following year.
She has since released Big Grrrl Small World (2015), then Cuz I Love You (2019), which is considered her breakthrough album due in part to the hit singles Juice, Temp, and the title track Cuz I Love You. Lizzo dropped Special (2022) last July, which features the hits About Damn Time, 2 Be Loved (I Am Ready), and more.
Despite the setback, Lizzo’s fans will undoubtedly look forward to seeing her perform once she is feeling better. In the meantime, they can take comfort in the fact that the musician has promised to make it up to them in due time.
We wish her a speedy recovery.