Singer Leann Rimes scrapped a string of concerts last week (ends29Jul12) to undergo an emergency root canal treatment.
The How Do I Live hitmaker was scheduled to perform in New Philadelphia, Ohio on Thursday (26Jul12) and Carmel, Indiana the following night (27Jul12), but she scrapped the gigs after a painful dentist treatment.
In a series of posts on her page, she writes, "Waiting on the endodontist to meet me and do a nighttime root canal. This is one of the craziest things I've ever been through. Trying to keep my mind off the pain & what's about to happen by saying hi to you guys. Life does not work on the right schedule sometimes. This is such bad timing!!!!!... Wish me luck."
Detailing the procedure, she later tweeted, "I got 3 shots in the roof of my mouth & 1 Insane shot directly into the half dead, half Alive nerve through the hole he drilled on the backside of my tooth. That was after the 7 shots in the front of my mouth that didn't phase (sic) me. I can't get numb so the lengths they must go to in order to get me there are nuts.
"So sorry to my sweet fans. We'll make it up any show missed as soon as we can. I'm in bed, have been & trying to alleviate the pain."
Rimes also cancelled an appearance at Ohio's Lancaster Festival on Saturday night (28Jul12) to recover, and on Sunday (29Jul12) she revealed she faces further treatment.
She told her Twitter followers, "Going into an 8 hr surgery tmrw (tomorrow).....beyond anxious. Thank goodness for a rocking Anesthesiologist."