Hayley Williams, lead vocalist of Paramore, announced Wednesday night, after the group’s rescheduled show in Seattle, that she would have to cancel the remaining two shows of their North American tour due to a lung infection.
In an emotional statement on Instagram Story, Williams said, “After speaking with our team and my doc, I know that trying to finish this tour is now going to come at a detriment to my health. My lungs are just not healing quickly enough to keep up. It got a little scary tonight.”
The singer continued, expressing her deep regret and frustration over her health forcing her to make the difficult decision to cancel the two remaining shows. “We will have the team post an official statement ASAP but we are going to have to cancel the last 2 shows of the tour so I can get better finally,” she wrote. “I know some of you are camping in Portland already so I just wanted to get this out there.”
Williams concluded her message saying, “I’m so sorry for all the chaos this has caused some of you. I really tried to kick this. Love you all.” Fans are hoping for a speedy recovery for Williams and that Paramore will be able to continue their tour in full soon.
Paramore singer Hayley Williams announced on Thursday that the band is postponing the remainder of their North American tour due to a serious lung infection that has hampered her ability to perform.
Williams explained in an official statement that, despite trying their best to prevent further cancellations, her health condition deteriorated to the point where it was necessary to take measures to avoid long-term damage.
“I have been doing everything I can to fight this infection so we wouldn’t have to disappoint anyone with more news of postponements and cancellations”, the singer stated. “But after struggling through these shows, I consulted my doctor and we made the realization that my infection is past the point of wanting to push through to put on a good show for all of you.”
Paramore had over 30 shows scheduled in North America on their “This Is Why” tour, with Portland and Salt Lake City shows postponed last month. The band is expected to resume their tour in November with six shows in Australia and New Zealand.