Tems Cancel Birmingham and London Shows After Being Diagnosed With Reflux Laryngitis

Global superstar Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has been diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis. It is caused by stomach acid backing up into the throat and voice box area.

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Tems, a Grammy-nominated artist, announced in a post on Instagram that she was diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis. PHOTO/INSTAGRAM

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA — Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has opened up about her health after cancelling two shows in the UK earlier this week, explaining she’s been diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis, a voice disorder caused by inflammation and swelling of the vocal folds.

Tems originally had two shows scheduled, the Birmingham show on the 15th of June and the first London show on the 17th of July, but following the doctor’s advice, she postponed the shows.

Tems revealed on her Instagram page that she has been diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis and that her upcoming shows have now been postponed.

She said:

“It breaks my heart to say this, but there has been no other option for me. I’m not feeling too good at the moment. After my last performance, I was diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis, and I have to take some time off to protect what’s left of my voice.”

“On doctor’s advise, I’ve postponed the two shows this week, the Birmingham show on the 15th of June (It’s tomorrow, yeah I know) and the first London show on the 17th of July.”

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She added:

“The new dates will be announced tomorrow. All tickets are still valid. Again I’m so sorry for this inconvenience, but I promise to be back, better than ever by the grace of God. Then I’ll give you the best show ever. Appreciate you all for understanding. You mean the world to me.”

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The vocal condition has forced her to cancel her upcoming shows. PHOTO/INSTAGRAM

What is reflux laryngitis?

Reflux laryngitis is a voice disorder caused by irritation and swelling of the vocal folds as a result of stomach fluids returning to the throat.

Symptoms of reflux laryngitis include hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, a lump in the throat, coughing, and sore throat. 

Reflux laryngitis does not cause heartburn, which results in the backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus that causes inflammation there.

Hoarseness is the most common reflux laryngitis symptom, which is worse in the morning and after eating.

Relatedly, the 2022 edition of the BET Awards announced that singer Tems has been nominated in three categories.

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Tems was nominated in three categories: ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Best International Act,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’, according to the full list released by the BET organisers.

With two nominations each, Wizkid and Fireboy DML followed closely behind Tems.

The most nominations were received by American singer, DAmala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, known professionally as Doja Cat, who received six noms.

This year’s BET Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 8 pm and will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson, an actress from Hollywood.

Bwetunge Ivan

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