Drake has declared an indefinite hiatus from his music career, citing persistent health concerns as the primary reason. This announcement comes on the heels of the release of his latest album, “For All the Dogs.”
The Canadian superstar opened up about his health struggles during an episode of his SiriusXM radio show, “Table for One.” He shared, “I need to focus on my health, first and foremost. I’ve been having the craziest problems for years with my stomach.” The exact nature and severity of these stomach issues remain undisclosed, but the artist emphasized the importance of health in life.
The timing of this revelation has taken many by surprise, especially considering it was made mere hours after the launch of his new album. The artwork for “For All the Dogs” holds sentimental value for Drake, as it was illustrated by his five-year-old son, Adonis. Notably, Adonis also makes an appearance in the music video for the single “8AM in Charlotte” and contributes to the track “Daylight.”
The hiatus announcement has led to the postponement of several scheduled performances, including concerts in Toronto, Denver, New Orleans, Nashville, and Columbus, Ohio. Fans and fellow artists alike have expressed their support and well-wishes for the rapper during this challenging time.
Adding to the album’s intrigue, the Pet Shop Boys have claimed that Drake incorporated the chorus from their hit “West End Girls” in his track “All The Parties” without proper credit or permission. The album, which spans 23 tracks, boasts collaborations with renowned artists such as 21 Savage, J Cole, and Lil Yachty.
Drake’s illustrious career, which began with his debut album “Thank Me Later” in 2010, has earned him five Grammy awards. His collaboration with Future and Tems on “Wait for U” clinched the title for the best melodic rap performance at the last Grammys Awards in Los Angeles.
While the duration of Drake’s break remains uncertain, he left his massive Instagram following with a simple message: “See ya when I see ya.”