Singer Kesha, who is best known for her song "Praying," tearfully announced on Tuesday that she has to cancel the first leg of her upcoming tour. The singer, whose most famous song is about her emotional recovery after years of alleged sexual abuse by her producer, said she's "heartbroken" about the decision, reported People.
Kesha had to cancel tour dates between March and April dates because of a torn ACL. Her rep confirmed that she'll undergo the surgery on Tuesday.
The singer tore her ACL during a fall while performing in Dubai on February 9th. That injury required her to postpone tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Japan. Her Byron Bay Bluesfest performance has been canceled.
“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,” Kesha, 30, said in a statement.
“Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness, but I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn’t work. 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. I’m so sorry and sending love always.”
The injury will reportedly not impact the North American leg of The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore tour, which is slated to begin on June 6 in Phoenix, Arizona.