“Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness, but I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn’t work,” she said in an Instagram post Tuesday (Feb. 20).
?The postponements will affect her Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan tour dates. The 11 changed dates will begin March 25 in Brendale, Australia and end April 20 in Osaka, Japan, according to a press release. The release also encouraged fans to “hold on to their tickets,” and look out for more specific details on reimbursements and reschedules in the near future.
Kesha’s injury is the result of an onstage fall during a performance in Dubai on Feb. 9. The singer will undergo knee surgery to repair the torn ligament, a process that can sometimes take up to a year to fully recover.
The singer’s decision to push back her own world tour was made with her upcoming summer tour with Macklemore in mind. The two will co-headline ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore,’ which is still set to begin on June 6 in Phoenix, AZ.
I’m heartbroken to be writing this right now. I am being forced to postpone some of my upcoming international dates due to a recent injury I sustained while performing. It’s my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctors orders and undergo surgery to repair my torn ACL so I can get ready to give it all on my Summer tour and beyond. Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness, but I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn’t work. I love you all and I’ll work every single day as hard as i can to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible. I’m so sorry and sending love always ??