Lykke Li has canceled a handful of upcoming southern hemisphere appearances owing to her "mounting ill health." In an apologetic Instagram post, the FADER cover star explained that after seven years of touring, "my health is screaming/begging for me to listen/heal/slow down," while also promising, "I will come back. Stronger." Li was booked for seven Laneway Festival performances, beginning January 24th in Singapore and wrapping February 8th in Australia and New Zealand in between. Check out the rest of her heartfelt announcement below.
I AM UTTERLY DEVASTATED, SOMETIMES WE PUSH AND PUSH BUT THE BODY SIMPLY WON'T FOLLOW. I GAVE IT ALL I HAD, MY BODY, HEART AND SOUL. AFTER 7 YEARS OF TOURING MY HEALTH IS SCREAMING/BEGGING FOR ME TO LISTEN/HEAL/SLOW DOWN.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO MY BLEEDING HEART AND WATCHING ME DANCE IN THE DARK THESE PAST YEARS. I LOVE YOU. I WILL COME BACK. STRONGER. BUT FOR NOW MY LOVES, I HAVE TO REST. U CAN'T ALWAYS "WIN".... TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES!!! YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME. CHOOSE LIGHT AND LIFE! LIFE IS EBB N FLOW, HIGH N LOW. BUT WE KEEP ON. I WILL MISS YOU SO. X photo:@sgrdrpl
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