Laying Low: Tove Lo needs surgery to remove cysts on her vocal cords


Swedish pop singer Tove Lo should be appearing on many Best of 2014 lists this month on the strength of Song of the Year-contenders “Habits (Stay High)” and “Not On Drugs.” But the Stockholm musician born Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson is ending the year on a down note, revealing to fans this morning she has cysts on her vocal cords.

As a result, Tove Lo has cancelled all her performances over the next two months as she has surgery to remove the cysts. She assured fans she will be ok and able to sing once the procedure is complete.

Those we spoke to who were familiar with the surgery told us that the singer won’t be able to even speak for roughly two weeks, so this is a pretty serious development.


In September, Lady Lo released her debut album, Queen of the Clouds, via Universal/Island Records, which followed-up on the promise of March EP Truth Serum. Read her full message via Facebook below:

All my babes

I just found out last week that I have cysts on my vocal chords that needs surgery as soon as possible. It breaks my heart to say I have to cancel all shows for the next two months. I’ve been looking forward to start this new year with you, come meet you and play for you… But we just have to hold out a little longer. This is hard cause when I don’t have my voice I have nothing… BUT I will be fine and I hope you all understand that I really can’t wait for this to be over and done with so I can tour my ass off in every country in the world!!! And write an insane amount of music!!! See you soon babes… Stay with me


Tons of love, Tove

Here’s Tove Lo performing “Habits (Stay High)” on Kimmel back in September for the Queen of the Clouds release…