image of Rihanna rehearsing during voice lessons

Rihanna disappointed many when she unexpectedly cancelled her performance at the 2016 Grammys. According to sources, she was not pleased with the way her rehearsal was going and felt she was too sick with bronchitis to go on stage. While other sources say the singer sounded fine, Rihanna made the executive decision to preserve her voice and skip the performance. Fans were more worried than upset; has Rihanna reached a point of full blown vocal exhaustion?

Rihanna also recently announced a delay on her upcoming tour. Is her voice in a worse state than we originally thought? When a singer like Rihanna reaches this point, where she has to back down from more than one high profile performance, we singers are reminded of the precautionary measures we must take to keep our voices healthy and full. It is also important to keep an eye out for the warning signs of vocal exhaustion. Should Rihanna have taken a risk in order to please fans? What can you do to keep you voice at its peak potential?

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