Dance-hall artiste Konshens was forced to cancel the remainder of his European tour after being diagnosed with chronic laryngitis.
Konshens has been on tour since last year, moving from a US tour which ended in Connecticut to a 3 week run in France. He moved on to the south of Africa appearing in Mauritius island, Mayotte and Reunion island.
He then joined his band in Europe to kick off his official European tour at the Musa Festival in Portugal.
Long time friend and manager for Konshens, Miguel ‘kitten’ Noble stated “this is an unfortunate situation especially for the fans but we must take into consideration the safety of the artist and the importance of his voice,very unfortunate situation but at this point we must do what is necessary to regain his vocals and take the necessary steps to prevent this from recurring”.
Konshens, though very disappointed, went on to express gratitude and appreciation not only for his fans but also his supporting cast on tour. He also apologized to the promoters of the cancelled shows.
“The people have been really enjoying the shows simply because they really love the songs and are true fans and we also act and interact with them and try to not focus on my voice challenges, the support from DBlueprint, Javada and Mark Hize has been the reason we even made it this far, added with our amazing tour manager KUBA but musically it was hell and I felt like I was robbing people at the shows…. Really not worth it to think I could possibly lose my voice permanently too. My apologies also to the promoters whose shows had to be cancelled, my team will work non stop to ensure that we find some sort of agreement in dealing with this situation,” he said.