Kesha Postpones Her Tour For Health Reasons, But Don't Worry, She Promises She'll Be Back
It looks like international fans will have to wait a little longer to hear Rainbow live. On Tuesday, Kesha postponed her upcoming tour due to a knee injury she suffered at a recent concert. In a statement on Instagram and Twitter, Kesha said she was "heartbroken" to reschedule tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Japan this spring after tearing her ACL. The injury came after a fall at her Dubai concert earlier this month, and as she explained, she's undergoing surgery that will require months of physical rehabilitation. But, don't worry, Kesha's already planning her return because nothing will keep her from getting back on that stage.
In a statement, the singer said:
"It's my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world. But I have to follow my doctors orders and undergo surgery so I can get ready to give it my all on my summer tour and beyond."
Despite having to postpone her upcoming 11 international dates, Kesha is expected to start her North American The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour, as planned on June 6 in Phoenix, AZ. Billboard reported that Kesha will donate a dollar from every ticket sold for this joint tour to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), while Macklemore will donate his to Plus 1, which supports racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.
Kesha hasn't announced when her spring Rainbow tour — which was set to begin March 25 in Australia — will be rescheduled, but she promised it will. Unfortunately, her Byron Bay Bluesfest performance will not be rescheduled. In a statement, her representatives said that fans are "encouraged to hold onto their tickets and stay tuned for further information about rescheduled dates, which will be announced in the near future."
On Feb. 9, Kesha fell while performing at the RedfestDXB Dubai Festival. In a video shared by TMZ, Kesha appeared to lose her balance while singing "We R Who We R," but almost immediately got back up and keeps performing. The only difference is, she's doing it with a slight limp. Obviously, Kesha knows the show must go on, which is why she's so sad to have to cancel these upcoming dates. "Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness," Kesha explained. "But I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn't work."
Kesha ended her statement with an apology to fans and the promise that it will be worth the wait. "I love you all and I'll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible," she wrote. "I'm so sorry and sending love always."
Kesha isn't the only pop star who's had to reschedule dates for health reasons. Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announced she was canceling the rest of her European tour because of "severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live." Like Kesha, Gaga was disappointed to cancel the dates, but she had to put her health first.
Especially, since Gaga, who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year, has been open about the need for self-care when suffering from chronic pain. "I promise I will be back in your city," Gaga wrote in a statement, "but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first. I love you, forever."
Kesha might be on the mend for a few months, but she'll also be back. And if there's anything fans know about the singer, it's that nothing will keep her down. Expect to see Kesha back and better than ever this summer when she hits the stage.