Attention, Jordin Sparks fans: You can stop your all-night vigils — she’s going to sing again.
That’s according to her label, Jive Records, which on Monday morning (April 21) denied reports that the “American Idol” champ’s career is in jeopardy after she was forced to cancel a handful of shows (including the first date of Alicia Keys’ As I Am tour) due to — as one report put it — “a career-threatening throat injury.”
“There’s no career-threatening situation. She’s just on vocal rest and she’s expected to make a full recovery,” the label said in a statement. “She’ll be on vocal rest for two weeks, and she’s slated to join the Alicia Keys tour in May.”
Jive wouldn’t comment on just what type of vocal malady Sparks was suffering from, but according to a statement posted on the Web site of the Bryce Jordan Center — where Sparks was set to perform on Sunday along with Flo Rida — the singer was diagnosed with “an acute vocal-cord hemorrhage condition,” and her doctor had advised her not to perform “due to the risk of permanent vocal-chord damage.”
On Saturday night in Hampton, Virginia, Sparks failed to appear at the first concert of Keys’ North American tour, and audience members were told she was sick. The following morning, she also canceled an Earth Day show on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Those two abrupt no-shows sent her supporters into a tizzy, and when reports of her condition began to spread, fans filled her official Web site with worried messages.
“I Googled it to find out what the condition was, and several articles popped up about Jordin! It said the condition was where a blood vessel ruptures,” one fan wrote. “[That’s] not good! I hope she gets better soon.”
“We worry about you, so please let us know what you can as soon as you are able! You are awfully young to be working this hard, my dear,” another fan posted. “Maybe your body is trying to tell you something. Rest. And let your mind rest too.”