SZA Says Her Voice is 'Permanently Injured' After Swollen Vocal Cord Diagnosis

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SZA performs on the Coachella stage during week 1, day 1 of the Coachella  Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2018 in Indio, Calif.

Although SZA recently took a leave of absence from the TDE Championship Tour to prevent permanent damage to her swollen vocal cords, she fears the worst may have already taken place. The singer shared a series of tweets Tuesday (May 29) claiming her voice had already taken a blunder, saying it was "permanently injured."

"Tonight was the test," read one of the since-deleted tweets, archived by Vulture. "That settles that."

The "Love Galore" singer continued: “I jus wanna be left alone my priorities are fucked up. They been fucked up. I need space goodbye.”

The tweets followed SZA's performance at the TDE Championship Tour date at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday night (May 29), marking her return since the absence. Last week, SZA detailed her vocal issues on Instagram, saying that if she didn't take a break now, she'd "be forced to pause permanently."

"I’ve been touring for 11 months," SZA explained in the caption. "This didn’t happen overnight. I've been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time. I’m not sick my voice just won’t fucking work."

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