Charli XCX just canceled her shows in Japan because she’s super sick, and we’re wishing her a speedy recovery
Charli XCX is having quite the summer. Her “Boys” music video basically broke the internet. Then, she sang a Spice Girls song with Halsey at Lollapalooza. And let’s not forget that she helped Kiehl’s raise awareness about the rise of HIV diagnoses in young people. So when the singer announced she wouldn’t be performing at this year’s Summer Sonic festival, our hearts went out to her.
Charli XCX just canceled her shows in Japan because she’s seriously ill, and we hope she feels better ASAP!
On Friday, the singer made the announcement that she’s canceling her August 19th and 20th shows. She penned a heartfelt, apologetic note to her fans, aka her Angels, and shared it on social media. According to Charli herself, she came down with tonsillitis and a bad fever.
"I have been seriously ill for the past couple of days with really bad tonsillitis and fever. I haven't been able to leave my hotel room at all," she wrote in a screenshot of a note on her phone. "I passed out when going through security in Beijing and I've since had injections/been on antibiotics but nothing is making me better."
The pop artist, who was supposed to perform alongside Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Yasutaka Nakata, added that she even scheduled extra studio time she was looking forward to. Unfortunately, her doctor ultimately ordered that she not take the stage to avoid doing more damage to her health and her voice.
As disappointing as it is for both Charli and those planning to see her at the festival, her health comes first. But because she loves her fans so much, she’s already thinking about ways to make it up to them.
"I can't even explain to you how excited I was to be in Japan," the note continued. "I am so so sorry to summersonic [sic], KPP, nakata [sic] and mostly all of the angels who were looking forward to my show. I will come back to Japan ASAP. I love you and I'm sorry."
Summer Sonic shared a statement of their own announcing Charli XCX’s cancellation, assuring fans that the other acts would continue after her.
Though disappointed, Charli XCX’s “Angels” seem to understand.
They tweeted encouraging messages her way and just want her to get well ASAP.
Seriously, her fans are the best.
If this magical GIF doesn’t cure her sickness, we don’t know what will.
This isn’t the first time Charli XCX has put her needs first. Almost two years ago exactly, the “Boom Clap” singer wrote a Facebook post announcing the cancellation of her participation in the “Charli and Jack Do America Tour.” She said that being on the road had prevented her from creating the way she’d like.
"Sometimes touring really puts me in this isolated world where I feel down and sad but primarily I struggle to multitask and write songs at the same time which is what I need to do to feel OK," she wrote. "I never want to do a show where I just feel like I'm going through the motions. I want to perform and feel alive and like I want to be there and if I force myself to do this, I will not perform a great show for you."
Feel better, Charli XCX! Always put yourself first.