Kehlani has postponed her European tour to endure an emergency Hernia surgery. The R&B singer, who recently smashed her tour in the UK, shared the sad news on a social media post.
Hey guys… I’ve enjoyed being on the road in Europe so so much these past weeks. I’m deeply saddened to announce that I have to fly home for sudden unexpected surgery on my stomach, as some of you know I have a hernia (that squishy ball thingy above my belly button) and it’s gotten to a point if necessary surgery. I’m going to have to reschedule the rest of my European tour in order to get it done and heal up. thank you for all of your support. I love you guys… 😪💛
Her programmed shows in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium and Netherlands will now be rescheduled to allow her to get the surgery done and ‘heal up,’ and she’s promised to refund ticketholders.
yes we will refund and reschedule, taking care of this is most important right now. I love you all so much. thank you for everything. — Kehlani (@Kehlani) March 14, 2017
As for umbilical hernias, according to The Mayo Clinic, while they are most common in babies (and often close before the age of four), they can appear in adulthood. They form when part of the intestine protrudes through the umbilical opening of the ab muscles. They’re often harmless, but complications can arise (including the possibility of feeling strong pain, vomiting, obstruction of the intestines and the hernia bulge becoming tender, discolored or swollen), and in Kehlani’s case, can require surgery.