T-Pain has been ordered to put his touring efforts on pause, for fear that he might permanently damage his singing voice. The directives were issued by someone T-Pain has relied upon in the past, to give him a solid first and second opinion: his personal GP. “Pizzle” as he refers to himself apparently, clarified the situation in an Instagram post addressed to his fans.

T-Pain Receives Doctor's Orders For Temporary Layoff: "My Sincere Apologies, Pizzle" 

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Sorry guys. I’ll be back out there soon,” T-Pain writes. “Take care of yourself out there. My apologies to all the schools and venues. I wanna be 100% on that stage and give my all but I wouldn’t be able to in my current condition. Rescheduling is happening as we speak. Thank you for understanding. Again, my sincere apologies. Pizzle.”

Within the same post, the 33-year-old singer added video upload to his post to make it more personable. “What’s good, man, it’s your homeboy T-Pain, fucking obviously,” he says in the video. “There’s been a lot of work I’ve been doing. I just got off tour. Sometimes I was doing two shows a day, entertaining the people, going to afterparties, and doing my thing. Just working, working, working, working, working. The truth of the matter is I just haven’t been taking care of myself.”

T-Pain wraps up the video memo by describing the pain he’s felt his throat, prompting the chat with his doctors. While T-Pain’s public activity is privy to the same media attention as some of his contemporaries, he does maintain a steady work-rate since his conscious “unretirement.” Just last month, “Pizzle” hosted the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, before getting back to the road, and his regular routine.