LeAnn Rimes Postpones Upcoming Concerts After Doctors Discover A Bleed On Her Vocal Cords: ‘I Am Devastated’

LeAnn Rimes is “devastated” after being forced to abruptly postpone dates of her Joy: The Holiday Tour concerts due to…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 7, 2022


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LeAnn Rimes; Photo by Norman Seeff

LeAnn Rimes is “devastated” after being forced to abruptly postpone dates of her Joy: The Holiday Tour concerts due to a vocal cord injury.

The most recent shows affected include her Friday (Dec. 9) concert at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa as well as her Saturday (Dec. 10) tour date in Nashville, Tennessee at The Ryman Auditorium. She was also forced to cancel her appearance at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York earlier this month.

In a handwritten statement shared across her social media accounts, Rimes explained the reason for the postponements. 

“It completely and utterly breaks my heart to have to announce that I will be rescheduling this weekend’s shows,” Rimes shared. 

The “Can’t Fight The Moonlight” singer then told fans that while she was battling a recent illness, doctors found a troubling issue with her vocal cords. 

“While sick with the flu, my doctor discovered a bleed on my vocal cord, cause by the violent cough that came along with being sick,” Rimes explained. ”I am getting better, but I am unable to talk or sing… doctor’s orders! I am devastated to have to do this as there was nothing more that I was looking forward to than celebrating the holidays with you. Please check your emails for rescheduled information and I will see you very soon.”

LeAnn Rimes; Instagram Stories
LeAnn Rimes; Instagram Stories

On Tuesday (Dec. 6), Rimes shared an honest update with fans on Instagram stories admitting she was “having a moment.” 

“The realization that I’m not super human is hitting me hard… J/K,” Rimes wrote. “Just over here rolling with life and things that are out of my control feeling a bit sad.”

She then shared a photo of her “relaxation concoction when wine isn’t on the menu,” which includes Lemon Baum Kava and Skullcap extracts Topo Chico with grapefruit and Monday zero alcohol gin.

LeAnn Rimes; Instagram Stories
LeAnn Rimes; Instagram Stories

Rimes’ Nashville concert will now take place on April 8, 2023, at The Ryman and her show at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa has been rescheduled for September 29, 2023. 

The two-time GRAMMY-award winner has three remaining tour dates on her Joy: The Holiday Tour, which can be found below.

Friday, December 16 — Lincoln City, OR – Chinook Winds Casino Showroom

Saturday, December 17 — Lincoln City, OR – Chinook Winds Casino Showroom

Sunday, December 18 — Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort and Casino

god's work FINAL ART
god’s work FINAL ART

The holiday tour features a collection of holiday classics in addition to Rimes’ greatest hits as well as new tunes that appear on her latest album, God’s Work. 

God’s Work is Rimes’ 19th studio album and includes 12 tracks. The project also features an eclectic group of accomplished artists including Mickey Guyton, Ziggy Marley, Aloe Blacc, Ben Harper, Ledisi, Sheila E., and more. 

“It really does take a village, a community and I am so lucky that these sweet souls helped me to create this record. You won’t find any better than this group of people! Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are all “god’s work,” Rimes captioned an Instagram post.

Nearly three years in the making, the 12-track record puts the singer-songwriter’s breathtaking vocals on full display and includes a mix of ethereal, rhythmic, and brutally honest songs that take each listener on their own unique journey.

“After nearly three years of creating this record, I couldn’t be more excited to release god’s work out into the world. This project is more genre-bending than anything I’ve ever done before, and I have the amazing group of featured artists to thank in part for that,” Rimes explained of the project. “god’s work will break your heart and heal it all within the same breath. My hope for this record is that everyone connects with the music in their own unique way, discovering something new about themselves and the complexities of life in the process. This album is a reclamation of god for myself and the lowercase ‘g’ really represents the duality of this record and where humanity meets spirit.”

LeAnn Rimes recently brought her song, “Spaceship” to life with a music video that features footage from an RV trip across the state of California. The clip was captured by Rimes’ husband, Eddie Cibrian

“The vulnerability that’s seen in the video really speaks to my own emotional connection with the song and the intention in which it was written,” said Rimes. “When we were writing and working on the track, we were still in the midst of COVID and the feelings of isolation and despair were everywhere around us. While reflecting, I realized that there’s a lot of hope that comes from letting it all out and expressing these harder emotions. I think the song gives everyone permission to take time and really just have a moment of having it out with God, so we can move past it and get back to living life.”

YouTube video

“We were on our way back from Mammoth when I said we should stop in Alabama Hills to scout a possible location. Once we got there and found a spot, the sun was setting and there was something magical at that exact moment. We knew we needed to capture something then. It was intimate, emotional and powerful. We only did four takes, which were a mix of sunset and sunrise to capture both sets of light. It all came together beautifully,” said Cibrian.

God’s Work is available now HERE.

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