Meghan Trainor on Mandatory Vocal Rest

The singer has cancelled the remainder of her 2016 performances

Written by Live Nation Staff • Photography by Mike Windle / Getty • December 8, 2016

Meghan Trainor has just announced that she will be unable to perform for the remainder of the year. After a dazzling performance at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert in L.A. this past Friday, it looks like the 22-year-old singer won’t be making it to her next few shows due to being placed on mandatory vocal rest.

Trainor was scheduled to perform at five different events through the end of the year, but unfortunately has to take a time out so she won't strain that pretty voice of hers. These cancelled performances included Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music event, where she will be recognized for the “Chart Topper” award, and a string of Jingle Ball concerts.

The cancellations may come as a shock to many, but Trainor has been doing her best to keep her fans happy. Last weekend, the singer tweeted that her voice wasn’t “100%” for 997NOW’s Triple Ho Show, and earlier this week had to have “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten fill in for her at Mix 104.1’s “Not So Silent Night.”

Though she’s known for her powerhouse vocals, Meghan has been battling issues with her throat since the summer of 2015, when she had hemorrhaged her vocal cord and was forced to cancel her remaining tour dates.

Aside from this latest hiccup, the M-Train has had a great year—she released her second official studio album Thank You, a dance-pop album that encompassed all the styles of music that had influenced Trainor since childhood. Though she won’t be making the stage for the last few weeks of December, the pop star did complete a 30-stop tour in support of her album.

The album featured her single “No,” which debuted at No. 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Trainor also made a stand against a very prominent issue in the entertainment industry regarding body image; dubbed “pop’s emblem for self-acceptance” by The Guardian, she took down the initial video of “Me Too” due to unapproved Photoshopping of her body.

Though we’re sad the pop star won’t be closing out the year with a bang, we’re very glad she’s getting some well-deserved rest so the M-Train can be up and running for 2017.

See 10 artists who made self care a priority in 2016 HERE