• Fantasia burned, unable to perform in Memphis

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    Memphis, TN - UPDATE, MONDAY 3:17 PM: 

    According to TMZ, R&B singer Fantasia Barrino suffered 2nd degree burns to her arm when she knocked over a vaporizer in her sleep.

    Sources close to the singer told TMZ that she was dozing off on her tour bus Sunday with an aromatherapy vaporizer nearby which she uses to soothe her vocal cords. 

    Fantasia was resting right before for her Memphis tour stop at the Fedex Forum with Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill.

    The singer thinks she rolled over onto the machine's cord, which caused hot water to spill on her right forearm.

    Doctors removed the damaged skin and she is expected to heal fully. 

    The former American Idol winner is expected to resume the tour Wednesday night in Los Angeles. 

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    Former American Idol winner Fantasia had to cancel a performance at the Fedex Forum due to an accident that left her burned, according to her Instagram account. 

    According to the post, she "experienced an accident causing second degree burns on her arm." 

     

    Speaking on behalf of my wife: "She walks as a powerful force in the earth. Impacting everything she touches and encounters. I love her determination and sheer will power to not accept defeat on any level. She complains little, but so sacrifices much! But there are times when our Father intentionally slows us down to reflect and hear from Him. My Wife experienced an accident today causing 2nd degree burns on her arm. She's steady asking the Doc "Can I perform tonight?" But we must be wise and realize this isn't a race, but rather a marathon. So Memphis, our team is already working to create a means that she can redeem this time with you. She had something truly special planned for tonight. So please, keep my Queen lifted in prayer, asking our God to heal her rapidly with no last negative affects. Rock Soul won't be denied, this is simply a delay that will prove to be necessary for what's to come. We love you all and thank you for your understanding and support! #WeaponsMayForm#NoneShallPropser

    A post shared by Fantasia Taylor (@tasiasword) on

    The post also said her team is currently working to "create a means that she can redeem this time with you." 


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    It is not clear how she was injured. 

     

     

     

     

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