Chance the Rapper Cancels More Shows Due to Illness

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper Cancels More Shows Due to Illness

Chicago MC's sickness reportedly caused by tonsillitis and the flu, and it may require surgery.

Published April 23, 2014

Chance the Rapper has been released from the hospital and is now in Los Angeles resting after an on-going illness forced the cancellation of his second Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival set last weekend. He has since cut remaining shows through Sunday (April 27).

A now deleted statement tweeted out by his management team revealed the cause of the rapper's illness. "Upon rising on Sunday [April 20] 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," the statement read. 

"Chance has since returned to his home in Los Angeles 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 Chicago native, whose birth name is Chancelor Bennett, fell ill following a performance in Las Vegas last week. He had performed the first weekend of Coachella (with Justin Bieber in tow) but ultimately pulled out of the second go-round due to his hospitalization. 

On Monday, Chance sent out a tweet thanking fans for their prayers.

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(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Written by Latifah Muhammad


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