Doja Cat cancels Weeknd Tour and festival performances due to tonsil surgery

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  • Doja Cat has cancelled a slew of upcoming performances as she recovers from surgery.
  • The Kiss Me Singer had surgery on Friday to remove an abscess from her tonsil.
  • The 26-year-old has vowed to quit her vaping habit, which she believes was the cause of the infection.


Doja Cat has cancelled a slew of upcoming performances due to tonsil surgery.

The Grammy winner shared the news in a statement on Twitter. She wrote: "I wanted you to hear it from me first. Unfortunately, I have to have surgery on my tonsils ASAP.

"The surgery is routine, but the recovery is going to take a while due to swelling. That means I have to cancel my festival run this summer as well as The Weeknd tour. I feel horrible about this but can't wait for this to heal and get back to making music and create an experience for y'all."

Earlier in the week, the 26-year-old alluded to some bad news and then revealed in a series of tweets that she had an abscess in her left tonsil which was likely due to her vaping habit.

She explained her tonsils got infected before The Billboard Music Awards last weekend and that she forgot she was taking antibiotics and drank wine and vaped all day long. "I started getting a nasty ass growth on my tonsil, so they had to do surgery on it today [Friday]," she wrote.

When asked by a fan if she would quit the habit, she said, "I'm quitting the vape for a while, and hopefully, I don't crave it anymore after that."

In another response to a user, the Kiss Me singer said that she is not ready to discard her vape away just yet as "throwing them away just instils panic."

"I'm addicted, but I'm not weak. I was literally staring at my vape today that normally I'd hit a thousand times a day and hit it two times instead. I'ma try to go cold turkey for now, but hopefully, my brain doesn't need it at all by then."

Doja went thanked her fans for their support and reassurance.


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