Joshua Bassett never expected to go from celebrating the release of his single “Lie Lie Lie” on Thursday (Jan. 14) to lying in a hospital bed a few hours later after undergoing surgery for an unspecified ailment.
The 20-year-old singer posted a short video in which he gives a smile and a peace sign from his gurney while dressed in a hospital gown along with an update for fans.
“Welp… not the first place i assumed i’d be on my ‘Lie Lie Lie’ release day… the ER!! (before you ask, no it’s not covid.) after an unknown, uncomfortable feeling turned into, times 10, the worst pain of my life, i figured i’d just try to sleep,” he captioned the post. “After multiple, very very ugly days and nights, i had no choice today but be taken to the hospital. i’d like to say thank you!!!! for all the support on the song!!! i’ve been doing what i can today to stay involved. had my first surgery tonight ! gonna rest at the hospital and the doctors will see what they see in the morn! much love to all!”
While the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star didn’t give any further information on what is ailing him, he had the highest praise for the “sweetest, most professional” staff at the hospital, who he said made him feel “very safe.”
In an update, he noted that his doctor assured him that he know owns the medal for “the sickest patient in the hospital.”
A spokesperson for Bassett had not returned Billboard‘s request for additional comment on his condition at press time.
“Lie Lie Lie” is the first single and video off of Bassett’s upcoming Warner Records debut project on which the rising star writes off a two-faced friend in the song’s percussive, acoustic refrain, “So you can lie, lie, lie, lie, lie/ Go ahead and try, try, try, try, try/ It won’t work this time, time, time, time, time/ I kiss your a– goodbye, bye, bye, bye, bye.” The song follows his previous releases “Anyone Else” and “Common Sense.”