T-Boz got into a terrible accident, TLC’s European tour postponed
TLC have postponed their European tour due to Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins’ neck injury. In a Facebook note to fans posted on Tuesday morning (Sept. 26) by Bill Diggins of Diggit Entertainment Group, the duo confirmed that the tour was being pushed back after T-Boz injured her neck during their recent North American tour. They said she’s now “suffering from severe physical pain.”
The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 16 in Hamburg, Germany and end on November 16 in Birmingham, England, but it won’t be possible until T-Boz feels better.
“After performing in front of over 200,000 fans in N. America (North America) on a very successful run of dates in the US this summer, T-Boz injured her neck and is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform at this time,” the message on Facebook reads.
“The cervical disc problems in her spine have advanced to the point of having significant pain due to nerve compression” it continues “She is currently working with her orthopedic surgeon who recommended the postponement… TLC would like to thank all of their fans across Europe for their continued support and understanding and look forward to seeing them in 2018.”
Also T-Boz has released a statement to fans, writing “Chilli and I are very disappointed that we have been left with no choice but to postpone our debut European tour. We would like to thank our fans for staying so loyal and ensure them we will be back just as soon as we can reschedule.”
The singer is working with her orthopedic surgeon on the issue and that physician recommended they postpone the tour; the group is working on rescheduling the dates and asked fans to return tickets to point of purchase for a full refund.
Earlier this month, PEOPLE exclusively excerpted the singer’s new memoir, A Sick Life — TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage, in which the star opened up about her debilitating battle with sickle cell disease. Watkins was just a child when she was diagnosed with this illness, which causes red blood cells to stick to vessel walls, blocking blood flow and preventing oxygen from reaching tissues.