Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, has discussed her health after cancelling two shows earlier this week in the UK due to reflux laryngitis. This is a condition characterized by irritation of the vocal folds.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Following the cancellation of two shows in the UK earlier this week, Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, revealed that she has been diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis, a voice disorder caused by swelling of the vocal folds.
- On the 15th of June, Tems was scheduled to perform in Birmingham, and on the 17th of July, in London, but after a doctor’s advice, she cancelled both shows due to a “vocal illness.”
- Tems posted her diagnosis of reflux laryngitis on Instagram. She noted that her upcoming performances had been put on hold due to the illness.
- Reflux laryngitis is a condition in which the vocal folds become inflamed and inflamed due to a backflow of stomach fluids.
- In other news, Singer Tems has been nominated for three different BET Awards categories for 2022.
- Check out the Headies 2022 nominations, which include Wizkid’s “Essence” and Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan.”
Tems was planning to perform two shows, the Birmingham show on June 15th and the first London show on July 17th, but after consulting with her doctor, she made the decision to postpone both due to what she described as a “vocal illness.”
In an Instagram post, Grammy-nominated artist Tems revealed that she has been diagnosed with reflux laryngitis. She announced upcoming shows will be postponed while she recovers from the illness.
“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.”
“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.”
What is reflux laryngitis?
A reflux laryngitis is a voice disorder characterized by irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat.
In patients with reflux laryngitis, the common complaints include hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, a sensation of a lump in the throat, cough, and sore throat.
These symptoms are not common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is caused by the backflow of stomach fluids into the oesophagus and causes inflammation.
Hoarseness is the most common symptom of reflux laryngitis, which gets worse in the mornings and after eating.
BET nominates Tems
Meanwhile, other news is that Singer Tems has been nominated in three categories in the upcoming 2022 edition of the BET Awards.
In the full list released by the BET organisers, Tems was nominated for three categories: ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Best International Act,’ and ‘Best Collaboration.
Fireboy DML and Wizkid were also nominated, closely following Tems with two each.
On a global scale, the American singer, DAmala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, professionally known as Doja Cat, received the most nominations with six categories.
The 2022 BET Awards are scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 8 p.m., and they will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson, a Hollywood actress.