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July 25, 2014
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Konshens tour cancelled - Artiste ordered to rest after losing voice


International dancehall/reggae star Konshens was forced to cancel the remainder of his current European tour as doctors have diagnosed the young star with having 'chronic laryngitis'.

Konshens has been touring non-stop for the past year, stemming from a US tour which ended in Connecticut, before embarking on a three-week run in France and the African south, appearing in Mauritius island, Mayotte and Reunion islands, where he further went on to join his band in Europe to kick off his official European tour at the Musa Festival in Portugal.

The effects of a rigorous regiment of continued back-to-back performances took a toll on his voice after delivering a stellar performance at the Summer Jam Festival in front of thousands of fans in the rain.

The artiste was forced to see a specialist in Vienna, Austria, who diagnosed him with 'chronic laryngitis'. The doctor prescribed a list of medications and, most importantly, two weeks of serious rest.

However, after cancelling just one show on the tour, the music lover was back on-stage, performing at several other shows before his voice finally gave in while onstage in Zurich, where he not only lost his voice, but could also hear nothing through his left ear and was forced to visit a second specialist in Frankfurt, Germany. There, he was advised that, if he continued, then his condition could grow to become more damaging to his voice and hearing, with the possibility of becoming permanently impaired.

Konshens and his management team had no choice but to reluctantly cancel the remainder of the tour. The disappointed artiste said: "I've never had a reputation of cancelling shows and I always want to keep it that way. but it's clear this could not be avoided. I really want to apologise to my fans in cities cancelled and I can assure you these cities are top priorities for next year".

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