LeAnn Rimes shares unfortunate news with fans as she details recovery from illness

LeAnn Rimes shared with fans a heartbreaking update as she continues to remain on vocal rest at home and try to recover from the flu.

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After revealing her illness had taken a turn for the worse over the weekend, she took to social media to explain that it would affect her upcoming shows as well.

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Posting a handwritten note, she stated: "It completely and utterly breaks my heart to have to announce that I will be rescheduling this weekend's shows.

"While sick with the flu, my doctor discovered a bleed on my vocal chord, caused by the violent cough that came along with being sick."

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The singer continued that while she was resting and healing, it would take longer than expected, saying: "I am getting better but I am unable to talk or sing…doctor's orders!"

She added: "I am devastated to have to do this as there was nothing more that I was looking forward to than celebrating the holidays with you.

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LeAnn was forced to reschedule her upcoming shows

"Please check your emails for rescheduled information and I will see you very soon," LeAnn concluded.

Fans inundated her comments section with well wishes and messages of support and healing, with one even saying: "Just look after yourself and get feeling better!!! Short term care of yourself for long term health."

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LeAnn shared the news with fans through updates on her Instagram Stories, writing: ""I found an app that speaks for me, which is bringing some laughter to this crappy moment! #smallwins."

The singer then posted a selfie as she rested at home, including even more of her regimen for a speedy recovery.

leann rimes recovery at home
leann rimes recovery at home

The singer is on strict vocal rest

She listed them out as: "No talking; hyperbaric to speed up healing; sauna to sweat it out; lots of onion, apple, and cinnamon tea for white blood cells; fasting to help clean up this virus in my system."

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