Tori Kelly, who was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after collapsing at a restaurant on Sunday, sent a positive message to her admirers on Thursday, as The Western Journal wrote.
“As you may have heard, I’m dealing with some unexpected health challenges,” she said in a note posted to her Instagram.
“It’s been a scary few days, but I can feel your prayers and can’t stop thinking about you. I’m feeling stronger now, and hopeful, but unfortunately there are still some things to uncover,” Kelly wrote.
Kelly was put in the hospital on the eve of the release of her new EP "Tori" and a scheduled performance on Friday.
“Of course I’m heartbroken about all the things I had planned for this week of releasing my EP, but I know my health must come first,” Kelly wrote.
TMZ reports that blood blockages were discovered around Kelly's lungs and in her legs after she collapsed. According to initial reports, physicians were attempting to determine if she had blood clots around her heart.
“Until I see you again, I still want you to enjoy a project that represents the happy place I’ve been in the last few years. I won’t let this hurdle prevent the music from being yours on Friday!” she said, adding:
“I love you all so much and I am truly overwhelmed by all of the love and care I’ve received. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
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Kelly also cited a Bible verse, Deuteronomy 31:8, which reads, “It is the Lordwho goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
People noted that Kelly's husband, André Murillo, provided an update via Instagram Stories on Wednesday, writing, "Tori is smiling again and feeling stronger."
“Not out of the woods but we see the sun. Just waiting on a few more answers,” he wrote. “Your love and kindness has been overwhelming. Thank you so so much!”
— tori kelly (@torikelly) July 28, 2023
Kelly also offered an Instagram message saying her new EP is out, and added upbeat behind-the-scenes video. During a video clip, she said, “In some ways I feel like I’m simply going back to my roots.”
Kelly won Grammy Awards in 2019 for Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Performance/Song.