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Ariana Grande Suffers Vocal Cord Hemorrhage, Ordered to Stop Performing
The rising star has been put on vocal rest
Ariana Grande has been supporting her debut album "Yours Truly" nonstop, with televised performances on "The Today Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show all coming in the past month. Although the national performances have helped guide "Yours Truly" to the top of the Billboard 200 chart in its debut sales week, the singer has apparently been ordered to cool it with the constant singing, and is now on vocal rest.
Billboard has confirmed that the 20-year-old singer has suffered a hemorrhaged vocal chord, and has been ordered by doctors to stop performing immediately. Grande posted on Twitter on Wednesday (Sept. 11) that she was spending her day off by taking "vocal rest and watching movies in," and followed that up with the tweet, "For those of u asking about my voice I screamed too much at my party totally irresponsible but it's better now, thanks for the well wishes."
Grande certainly has a lot to scream about: "Yours Truly" debuted with 138,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the Nickelodeon star the 15th solo female artist to have their first album bow atop the Billboard 200 chart. The album success follows the chart run of her single "The Way," featuring Mac Miller, which debuted at No. 10 on the Hot 100 chart last spring.
Grande's next scheduled performance is on Sept. 22, in New Albany, Ohio. Last month, the singer embarked on her first headlining tour, dubbed the Listening Sessions, which ran for nine dates.