Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper recently reflected on taking time off from performing at a few regional concerts in light of a hospitalization and the benefit of cashing-in on some much-needed rest. #LetItOut
In Chance’s opinion, doctors orders to take time off ultimately paid off.
“Performing is, like, my thing,” he says, chilling his trailer behind Sasquatch!’s Bigfoot stage. “I love making music. I love listening to music. But performing music for people, that’s what my life is right now. (The break) gave me time to reflect on my show. I watched a lot of videos of myself and other performers, did push-ups, drank orange juice and did whatever I needed to do. It definitely put me back in the mindset. It took a couple of shows to get back in the swing of things, but I think I did improve, just in that I had time to myself.” (USA Today)
The Midwest rapper also touched on pop star Justin Bieber invading his Coachella music festival set last month.
“When Justin Bieber came out for the Coachella set, that was planned literally six minutes before I hit the stage. We had to rearrange the song so that the band could play it. Doing a show like that is fun, because it’s always good to have a challenge.” (USA Today)
Chance provided a brief update on his well-being in mid-April after a hospitalization.
“Feeling better thanks for the prayers. Ima be back ???? for Wednesday’s show I promise. Resting at home for now. God bless u guys,” Chance tweeted April 21. (Chance the Rapper’s Twitter)
Details of Chance’s hospitalization surfaced online days prior.
Chance the Rapper will be missing the last day of Coachella, as the rising Chicago musician has been hospitalized for unknown reasons. Chance was supposed to perform Sunday at 3:10 on the main stage at Coachella. However, hours before that, a since-removed photo appeared on his Instagram account of the rapper in a hospital bed with the captain “Pray for my boy chance.” (Variety)