Nigeria: Tems Takes Break From Music After Medical Diagnosis

The music star disclosed this on her official Instagram page Tuesday evening.

The famous Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems, has been diagnosed with Reflux Laryngitis.

The music star disclosed this on her official Instagram page on Tuesday.

“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,” she wrote.

“On doctor’s order, I have to postpone the two shows this week. The new dates for both shows will be announced tomorrow.”

The singer apologised for the inconveniences the postponement may have caused.

Reflux laryngitis

The Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, describes Reflux laryngitis as a voice disorder that results from irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat.

This backflow, the department said, is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid that reaches the level of the throat).

Patients with reflux laryngitis have complaints similar to other voice disorders, making it an easily missed voice disorder.

Tems’ disclosure comes days after Canadian-based singer Justin Bieber revealed he has partial face paralysis and would be taking a break from music

The 28-years-old singer told his fans in a video on his Instagram that he’s been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which is causing him partial facial paralysis.