Vanessa Carlton has suffered a sad and unexpected health scare.
After canceling her first four tour dates of November, the songstress took to her website to explain the situation to fans.
“I announced that I was pregnant during the first week of tour. The day after our NYC show on Oct 15th, I was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy, or in my case it was a fallopian pregnancy (the embryo settled in my tube, which is the width of a straw),” she wrote.
“This is not considered a viable pregnancy because the fetus cannot develop and it is a high risk situation for the mother because of the potential for tubal rupture and internal bleeding.”
Vanessa, who announced she was expecting her first child with her fiancé on Oct. 9, said that doctors caught the condition early, so she did not have to undergo surgery. Instead, they gave her mild doses of chemotherapy.
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Unfortunately, the shots did not work for the “A Thousand Miles” singer. On Oct. 28, eleven days after she received the chemo shots, her “tube started to rupture" and she was "experiencing internal bleeding.”
Vanessa made it to the emergency room in time and underwent surgery. “My doctor performed a successful surgery and removed my entire right fallopian tube,” she said, noting that her other tube and ovaries are “perfectly healthy.”
But she wasn’t in the clear after that. On Tuesday, the 33-year-old said she started getting “intense nerve pain” in one of her incisions. Though she was all ready to fly out to Vancouver today, doctors ordered Vanessa that she stay close to them and the hospital in case her pain turns into something more serious.
“I’m so bummed about having to jank up this tour. It started off pretty great. My favorite even,” she signed off on her note. “Gimme a couple more days, I’ll be ready. Thank you for all your support and understanding through this.”
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