Singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton shared some sad news via Facebook. The Thousand Miles singer, 33, recently experienced complications from an ectopic pregnancy and has cancelled the first four dates of her November tour.
“The day after our NYC show on Oct 15th, I was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy, or in my case it was a fallopian pregnancy (the embryo settled in my tube, which is the width of a straw.) This is not considered a viable pregnancy because the fetus cannot develop and it is a high risk situation for the mother because of the potential for tubal rupture and internal bleeding,” she wrote.
She added: “We caught it relatively early so I was given a shot of Methotrexate, a mild chemotherapy instead of having surgery. This would hopefully shrink the pregnancy and save my tube. My doctors didn’t want me leaving the city so that I was very close to hospital at all times. My mgmt moved to reschedule some shows (we hope to announce information about the makeup dates very soon).”
But unfortunately for the singer, there were further complications.
“This past Monday, Oct 28th, 11 days after the chemo shot and despite our best efforts, my tube started to rupture and I was experiencing internal bleeding,” Vanessa added. ”My doctor performed a successful surgery and removed my entire right fallopian tube.”
Staying positive, Vanessa went on to share “the bright side.”
“On the bright side my other tube and ovaries are perfectly healthy,” she shared. “I also wanted to note that there is a theory that an appendectomy I had when i was 12 (for a ruptured appendix) had screwed up my right tube with scar tissue etc, and that’s why my embryo got caught in the tube. In case you are a woman with a past appendectomy definitely take note.”