Country singer Morgan Wallen has announced that he is canceling six weeks of performances due to a vocal cord injury, at the direction of his doctors.

The 29-year-old shared a video on instagram On Tuesday she said she had performed three shows last weekend in Florida after taking 10 days off vocals, but by the third show «I felt terrible.»

She then visited the doctors, who told her that she had re-injured her vocal cords and had vocal cord trauma.

«His advice is to take vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m going to do,» he said, noting that his doctors advised him not to speak at all.

Wallen said he would miss the Academy of Country Music Awards which will take place on Thursday in Frisco, Texas. Wallen is nominated in four categories: Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist-Songwriter of the Year.

Wallen assured fans that his team is working to reschedule shows while he recovers. According to his website, his tour will resume on June 22-23 with performances at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Her doctors said that if she completes her vocal rest «the right way, I’ll be back 100%,» Wallen said.

“They also said that if I don’t listen and keep singing, my voice will be permanently damaged. So for the longevity of my career, this is just the choice I had to make,” she explained. «I hate it. But I love you guys. And I appreciate all the support you always give me. See you soon and I’ll be back better than ever.»

Wallen’s announcement comes after canceled a last-minute show in Oxford, Mississippi, on April 23, saying that he lost his voice.

Wallen is one of the top charting country music artists in the United States with his hit «Last Night» at #1. #1 in the Billboard Chart 100 this week. However, it has had its share of controversy.

In February 2021, he was caught on video using the N-word. In the backlash, Wallen was temporarily removed from radio stations and his recording contract with Big Loud Label was suspended.

He later issued a video apology on Instagram saying he used the slur after a 72-hour binge. I made a mistake. It is up to me to take ownership of this and I fully accept any sanctions I face,” she said.