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Fantasia Hospitalized With Second-Degree Burns, Cancels Memphis Show

The 32-year-old singer's husband is asking for prayers.

Fantasia was forced to postpone a show in Memphis, Tenn. Sunday (March 5) due to a medical emergency. The 32-year-old singer suffered second-degree burns, according to an Instagram post from her husband Kendall Taylor.

“My wife experienced an accident today causing 2nd degree burns on her arm,” he wrote on her Instagram account Sunday (March 5). “She's steady asking the Doc ‘Can I perform tonight?’ But we must be wise and realize this isn't a race, but rather a marathon. So Memphis, our team is already working to create a means that she can redeem this time with you. She had something truly special planned.”

Fantasia’s is currently on tour with Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill. Though details surrounding the accident are unclear, the American Idol winner's husband was hospitalized a day earlier.

Peep the full Instagram post below.

Speaking on behalf of my wife: "She walks as a powerful force in the earth. Impacting everything she touches and encounters. I love her determination and sheer will power to not accept defeat on any level. She complains little, but so sacrifices much! But there are times when our Father intentionally slows us down to reflect and hear from Him. My Wife experienced an accident today causing 2nd degree burns on her arm. She's steady asking the Doc "Can I perform tonight?" But we must be wise and realize this isn't a race, but rather a marathon. So Memphis, our team is already working to create a means that she can redeem this time with you. She had something truly special planned for tonight. So please, keep my Queen lifted in prayer, asking our God to heal her rapidly with no last negative affects. Rock Soul won't be denied, this is simply a delay that will prove to be necessary for what's to come. We love you all and thank you for your understanding and support! #WeaponsMayForm#NoneShallPropser

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