Grande recently was having some vocal troubles, so she headed to her doctor, who told her she has a hemorrhaged vocal chord. It’s a problem that is serious enough that the singer had to take several days off from speaking and cancelled a few upcoming gigs. E! first reported the news, noting that the singer is not cancelling all appearances. Grande actually popped up at the radio station KIIS FM on Tuesday and used a computer to do the talking since she is on voice rest.
The “Baby I” singer seems to be taking her vocal rest pretty seriously and is even taking some time off to rest and relax. Grande went into detail about the hemorrhage via Twitter over the last several days.
First day off in forever... Vocal rest and watching movies in with my best friend @alexaluria dunno what I'd do without her— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 11, 2013
Thank you guys for the well wishes, I'll be better in no time.. ???? just need some rest ????— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 11, 2013
As for how the vocal cord problems happened, it may have been more of an accident than a case of overuse. Unlike performers like John Mayer, Grande’s vocal chord issue may not be a persistent one; rather, it seems to be more of a case of a party gone wrong. At least, that’s what the singer herself is reporting.
For those of u asking about my voice I screamed too much at my party totally irresponsible but it's better now, thanks for the well wishes ????— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 12, 2013
The singer seems to be in high spirits and doing well. It’s a good thing, too, as an artist needs to capitalize on his or her #1 debut as quickly as possible. Most artists can’t hold on to that top slot in the album charts for more than one week, and the more promotional opportunities they can work in, the better. Hopefully, this vocal thing was just a blip rather than a problem that will cause more issues later on.