Chance the Rapper Cancels More Shows to Recover From Illness, May Need Surgery
The management team for Chance the Rapper tweeted today that the Chicago rapper has canceled his concert appearances through April 27 to focus on recovering from an illness that also forced him to miss an appearance on the closing day of this year's Coachella.
On the morning of April 20, just hours before he was scheduled to perform at the second weekend of Coachella, Chance was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after running a 104-degree temperature, which left him able to speak due to throat inflammation. Doctors later concluded the illness was caused by a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis, according to the rapper's manager, Patrick Corcoran.
Chance is currently recovering at his home in Los Angeles and will visit a specialist this week to determine whether he needs surgery. The "Acid Rap" MC was scheduled to appear at Atlanta's CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival on April 27. His next live appearance is scheduled for JMBLYA in Dallas on May 2.
Here is Corcoran's full statement via Twitter (since removed):
"Last Friday, April 18, 2014, Chancelor Bennett PKA Chance the Rapper came down with a high fever and was experiencing difficulty breathing. Upon arriving at the Coachella music festival that day, he requested that he be brought home to rest for two days before his appearance at the festival on Sunday afternoon. He spent the night and Saturday in bed with assistance from his family whom had been in Los Angeles area at the time.
Upon rising on Sunday morning, Chance was running a 104 degree fever and could not speak due to the inflammation of his throat. He was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian hospital where he was put on an IV drip and medicines were introduced to help control his body temperature and pain caused by his illness.
Chance has since returned to his home in L.A. and is recovering. His doctors have come to the conclusion that this illness was caused by a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis. Chance is due to see a specialist this week to determine whether or not surgery is required.
This story originally appeared on Billboard.com.