‘The pain has become more agonising’: Tyla cancels tour due to injury

South African-born musician Tyla Seethal has announced that she is cancelling her international tour due to an injury that has “tragically worsened.”


The Grammy Award-winning singer said in a statement on Thursday, 7 March, that she has been medically advised not to do any festivals and tours as this would jeopardise her long-term health and safety.

“My Tygers… All of you know that this moment you have all helped me transform into reality, has been a life-changing dream. I am so grateful and humbled by this past year and the way it’s changed my life. I can never thank you guys enough for all your loving support, all the joy, the laughter, and the wins.

“As much as this is something I would rather have dealt with privately, it’s important that I share what I have to share with you today. For the past year I’ve been silently suffering with an injury that has tragically worsened. I’ve seen doctors and specialists with high hopes but the pain has only become more agonising as has the severity of the situation.

“I am absolutely heartbroken to have to say this but as of right now I won’t be able to proceed with the tour. In consulting with medical professionals it’s become increasingly clear that continuing any festival or tour dates would jeopardise my long-term health and safety.”

Words cannot describe my frustration at this pivotal point in my career. So please know that my team and I are working diligently on a spectacular show for you as soon as I am recovered and ready to return safely onstage this summer,” Tyla continued.

Tyla was expected to start her European leg of her two-continent Tyla Tour in Oslo, Norway, on 21 March. Other concerts were scheduled for Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Amsterdam and would have concluded in London on 1 April.

From there, she would have kicked off her North American leg of the tour in San Francisco on 22 April and then performed in 18 concert venues until 28 May.

In addition to her tour, Tyla was also scheduled to perform at the highly-anticipated 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April which will be headlined by Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator and Doja Cat.

The songstress said her North American headline dates, tickets will automatically be refunded. Meanwhile, fans from all the other areas will be contacted by their ticket provider regarding options, as information and new dates will be shared.