Today, Chance The Rapper’s team released an official statement regarding last weekend’s suddenly cancelled Coachella set. The good news is the illness that Chance The Rapper had has now been explained: Chance had suffered from a combination of tonsillitis and the flu that left him with an inflamed throat. The bad news is that because of this, Chance is facing potential surgery and a lengthy recovery time before he can perform again, which means that he’ll be cancelling more shows.
Read the official statement from Chance’s team below:
Last Friday, April 18, 2014, Chancelor Bennett PKA Chance the Rapper came down with a high fever and was experiencing difficulty breathing. Upon arriving at the Coachella music festival that day, he requested that he be brought home to rest for two days before his appearance at the festival on Sunday afternoon. He spent the night and Saturday in bed with assistance from his family whom had been in Los Angeles area at the time.
Upon rising on Sunday morning, Chance was running a 104 degree fever and could not speak due to the inflammation of his throat. He was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian hospital where he was put on an IV drip and medicines were introduced to help control his body temperature and pain caused by his illness.
Chance has since returned to his home in L.A. and is recovering. His doctors have come to the conclusion that this illness was caused by a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis. Chance is due to see a specialist this week to determine whether or not surgery is required.
The CTR team, in accordance with Chance, his family and doctors, have cancelled the remainder of this week’s shows, 4/23 – 4/27. We appreciate your concern and prayers.