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‘I’m Heartbroken’: Kesha Postpones Tour To Receive Surgery For ACL Injury



Kesha just announced that she will postpone her March and April shows. The singer will undergo surgery to treat her ACL injury.

The postponement will affect Kesha's performances in New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan. Eleven dates from Kesha's world tour will be postponed starting from March 25 until April 20. Details regarding the new schedule, as well as refunds, will be released in the coming days.

Kesha's Statement

Kesha shared the news with her followers on social media on Tuesday, Feb. 20. In her lengthy post, the 30-year-old singer said she is heartbroken over her decision to postpone her shows.

"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 all my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctor's orders and undergo surgery to repair my torn ACL so I can get ready to give it all on my Summer tour and beyond," wrote Kesha.

The "TiK ToK" singer injured herself after falling onstage during her performance in Dubai on Feb. 9. She will be undergoing knee surgery to repair the torn ligament. One publication noted that the recovery period for ACL surgery typically takes up to a year.

Kesha Drops 'Praying'

Prior to her announcement on Tuesday, Kesha also made headlines earlier this year after she made a much-awaited comeback in the music scene. She released "Praying," which she also performed at this year's Grammy Awards. The song conveys the trauma Kesha went through during her time away from the public eye. The singer stayed out of the limelight for a couple of years after she got involved in a legal battle against Dr. Luke.

In 2014, Kesha also checked herself into rehab. During her stay there, she reportedly told doctors that Dr. Luke drugged and sexually abused her. Kesha also accused the music producer of physical assault. In the same year, she filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke over her claims of physical and sexual abuse. Dr. Luke filed a counter lawsuit against Kesha, and he accused her of defaming him.

A year later, Kesha filed an injunction request to cut ties with Sony, as well as Dr. Luke. She also accused the company of turning a blind eye to the producer's abuse. Unfortunately, the singer's injunction was denied in 2016. The judge also dismissed all her abuse claims.

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