Thomas Rhett has broken his silence since postponing a show in late August due to a sudden illness. The “Where We Started” singer jumped on social media Tuesday (Sept. 6) to announce that his doctor gave him the green light to return to the stage.
The hitmaker is currently out on his headlining Bring The Bar To You tour and was forced to reschedule a concert in Chula Vista, CA, due to “Vocal irritation and swelling.” In a selfie-style video, Rhett went into detail about his health and thanked fans for their overwhelming support during his healing journey.
“Hey what’s up everybody, Thomas Rhett here. I just wanted to say thank y’all so much for all the well wishes over the last 10 days,” he declared. “The doctors over at Vanderbilt put me on vocal rest. My cords were pretty dadgum swollen and inflamed it’s been a week for sure. I think it’s the quietest I’ve been in about a decade,” he added while laughing.
The multi-platinum artist confirmed that he’s still going in for check-ups out of precaution.
“I went back this morning, and they checked my cords again, and all the inflammation is down. So, I’ve been cleared to go, cleared to sing, and so I will see y’all in Tuscaloosa next Thursday,” Rhett confirmed. “I really look forward to that show, but again I just wanted to hop on here and say thank y’all so much for the love and just for the well wishes. Glad to be back, glad to be singing again. Hope y’all had a great week, and we’ll see you then. Take care,” he concluded.
Country music fans and notable names in the industry flooded the comments to express their excitement.
"Good for u buddy. Rest that money maker when u can. Treat it like a beautiful baby bird," said Lady A's Charles Kelley. "Take care and I hope you continue to feel better!" added a follower.
Rhett released a heartfelt statement ahead of the west coast show addressing disappointed ticket-holders. The chart-topping artist was transparent with his devoted community that traveled to attend the high-energy affair. With sincere sadness, Rhett apologized for the last-minute cancelation.
“Hey San Diego, It breaks my heart to say this but unfortunately, I am not able to sing tonight due to vocal irritation and swelling, and we are having to cancel the short at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre,” Rhett previously wrote. “I am so sorry this announcement is so close to show time. For those of you who have already traveled to the show, I sincerely apologize. We’ve been working all day to try and make the show happen, but it’s just not going to be possible, and have been advised not to perform this evening.”
Rhett offered concertgoers a refund from their point of purchase. The father of four is currently wrapping up his first leg of the nationwide run with breakout stars Parker McCollum and Conner Smith. The country crooner is expected to pick back up in February 2023 for a Canada trek featuring Jordan Davis and Kameron Marlowe. Tickets are available for purchase, here.