SZA: “My Voice Is Permanently Injured”

Following a brief departure from the TDE Championship Tour due to swollen vocal chords, SZA returned to the stage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Following her performance, she wrote a since-deleted series of tweets which wrote. “My voice is permanently injured,.. “Tonight was the test. That settles that. ” She later added, “I jus wanna be left alone my priorities are fucked up. They been fucked up. I need space goodbye.”

Last week, TDE’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith announced that they were pulling her from the tour for a few dates. “Her vocal cords are swollen and she has to rest her voice to prevent any permanent damage,” he said in a statement. In her own statement, SZA revealed that she’d been relying on steroids to pull through her recent touring schedule. “This didn’t happen overnight,” she said.