Chance the Rapper’s Coachella stint was cut short after he was hospitalized this past weekend for, what his manager has now revealed, “a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis.”
As a result, the Chicago native has canceled more tour dates and is scheduled to return to the stage in Dallas at the JMBLYA festival May 2. Chance will also be seeing a specialist this week to determine if he needs surgery.
Here’s the full statement released by his team courtesy of Rolling Stone:
Last Friday, April 18, 2014, Chancelor Bennett PKA Chance the Rapper came down with a high fever and was experiencing difficulty breathing. Upon arriving at the Coachella music festival that day, he requested that he be brought home to rest for two days before his appearance at the festival onSunday afternoon. He spent the night and Saturday in bed with assistance from his family whom had been in Los Angeles area at the time.
Upon rising on Sunday morning, Chance was running a 104 degree fever and could not speak due to the inflammation of his throat. He was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian hospital where he was put on an IV drip and medicines were introduced to help control his body temperature and pain caused by his illness.
Chance has since returned to his home in L.A. and is recovering. His doctors have come to the conclusion that this illness was caused by a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis. Chance is due to see a specialist this week to determine whether or not surgery is required.
The CTR team, in accordance with Chance, his family and doctors, have cancelled the remainder of this week’s shows, 4/23 – 4/27. We appreciate your concern and prayers.