AceShowbiz - Lil Durk is left with "no other choice" as he's forced to pull the plug on several festival appearances and various tour dates following his recent health scare. After it was reported that the rapper had to bow out of his headlining gig at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami and reschedule other shows, he has explained the decision.
"Since I'm still awaiting to get full clearance from my doctors to travel and perform again, I have no other choice but to cancel my headlining Rolling Loud performance," so The Voice said in a statement to DJ Akademiks on Tuesday, July 18.
Sharing his intention to get back on stage as soon as possible, he added, "While I'm home resting, I am looking forward to my two homecoming shows on the 11th & 12th in Chicago. For the rest of the country, I'll be announcing new dates soon. #StillHealing."
Durk was initially scheduled to perform at Rolling Loud on July 21. He has also canceled multiple dates with Kodak Black, NLE Choppa and DD Osama for his upcoming "Sorry for the Drought Tour" after he spent a week in the hospital due to severe dehydration and exhaustion.
The 30-year-old checked into the hospital on Thursday, July 6 after falling ill in Ohio. The Chicago rapper went to the hospital as a safety measure, but doctors told him the matter was more serious than he and his team realized, and that he needed to be admitted.
Due to the sudden health scare, Durk was forced to miss a series of scheduled shows across Europe and the 2023 ESPY Awards, which took place on Wednesday, July 12. "My fans mean everything to me, you're the reason why I do this," he said in a statement to TMZ last week. "I was looking forward to touching all of my European fans, performing this week(end), attending the ESPYs and more but after performing and traveling daily I've become severely dehydrated and advised by my doctors not to travel due to exhaustion."
"Once I get my full energy back, it's back to business which I'm looking forward to. #StillHealing," he promised.