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Prayers up: Brandy cancels Kennedy Center performance due to laryngitis, eardrum hemorrhage


ABC/Lou RoccoOver the weekend, Brandy had to pull the plug on her highly-anticipated Kennedy Center performance due to health issues.

In what was to have been her first collaboration with a live orchestra, the Grammy-winning vocalist was set to deliver a bevy of her chart-topping hits over two shows.  However, the performances were canceled due to Brandy suffering from sinusitis, acute laryngitis, swelling of her vocal cords and hemorrhaging in her left eardrum, among other ailments.

In a statement, issued via their website, the Kennedy Center announced the cancellation — attributing it to “vocal duress” — and offered a refund for ticket holders. 

Brandy later addressed the matter via her Instagram account. According to the “Boy Is Mine” singer, per doctor’s orders, she has been ordered to give her vocal cords a rest. 

“I am thankful to the Kennedy Center family for true understanding. I apologize from the bottom of my heart to my extended family, my fans and the members of the Kennedy Center for this unfortunate experience,” she began her lengthy post. 

She then cited mismanagement by her team as one of the causes of her voice issues.

“Simply, I have been misunderstood by my entire main team the moment I spilled my dreams out about the 25th and the 26th of this 2019 January,” Brandy added. 

“Misunderstood, bullied, belittled, pushed by engineer @devineevans and his team/wife @iamdaynah and other wannabe musicians he had on board just to oppose the visions I had for these life-changing shows,” she continued.

Although in recovery mode, Brandy’s diagnosis hasn’t kept her far from the dance floor.  She posted video on Instagram of her rehearsing a song and dance number.

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