British singer Marina Diamandis has postponed her upcoming U.K. tour following a string of voice issues.
The Marina and the Diamonds frontwoman was advised to refrain from speaking and singing outside of professional appearances in early April (12) in a bid to let her throat heal after rupturing a vocal fold.
She was expected to make a full recovery and kick off the U.K. leg of the group's The Lonely Hearts Club tour in London on Thursday (03May12), but the band has now been forced to alter its plans and reschedule the gigs for June (12).
In a post on the star's official website on Monday (30Apr12), the Electra Heart singer writes, "It is with huge regret that I have had to postpone my UK tour dates due to medical advice. I have been experiencing vocal problems for 3 weeks now and consequently today the Doctor has told me that I cannot sing performance length shows while I undergo treatment, or I could cause permanent damage to my vocal chords.
"I am distraught as I was so looking forward to seeing you all on The Lonely Hearts Club tour. The good news is that we have managed to reschedule all the dates... I promise that these shows will be the best I have ever performed for you, as hopefully I will be 100 per cent healthy!"