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Tanya Chua forced to cancel Hong Kong gig due to acute laryngitis

Singaporean singer Tanya Chua was forced to cancel her upcoming concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum after coming down with the flu, which caused her to suffer from acute laryngitis and left her unable to sing.

HONG KONG: Singaporean singer Tanya Chua was forced to cancel her Thursday concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum after coming down with the flu, which caused her to suffer from acute laryngitis and left her unable to sing, reported Hong Kong media.

The singer said it was her dream to perform at the venue and had been looking forward to the show for a long time, so she was very disappointed that she had to cancel it at the last minute.

“I cannot bring myself to face everyone when I am not in perfect condition.

“This is a difficult decision. I hope you all are willing to forgive me, and hope to have another opportunity to meet you all at the Hong Kong Coliseum,” said Chua in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

The concert’s organiser revealed that the cancellation had cost it about HK$1 million (S$161,000) but said it would not seek compensation from Chua, and hoped to organise another concert for her at the Hong Kong Coliseum in the near future, to make it up to her fans.

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