Doja Cat has announced that she will not be able to go on tour with the Weeknd or play upcoming festival dates because she is recovering from tonsil surgery. “The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take awhile due to swelling,” she wrote. “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.”
Doja Cat had been scheduled to open for the Weeknd on the North American leg of his After Hours Til Dawn Tour. The concerts are set to take place between early July and September.
Doja Cat detailed her tonsil surgery experience on Twitter yesterday (May 19). “dr. just had to cut into my left tonsil,” she wrote. “i had an abscess in it. my whole throat is fucked so i might have some bad news for yall coming soon.”
The singer also noted that she was experiencing tonsil trouble ahead of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. (Doja Cat did not perform at the 2022 BBMAs, but won four awards at the ceremony.) “nah so my tonsils got infected before bbmas and i was taking fuckin antibiotics but forgot that i was taking them and then i drank wine and was vaping all day long and then i started getting a nasty ass growth on my tonsil so they had to do surgery on it today,” she tweeted.
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Doja Cat and the Weeknd for additional comment and information.