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SA Opera Star, Pretty Yende Back Home After Falling Down the Stairs

Pretty Yende is back home after she was taken to the hospital before her performance at King Charles III’s coronation ceremony.

A rep for the star tells News24, Yende fell down the stairs at the end of her performance in Vienna before she had to fly to London. An X-ray revealed she had a “badly twisted ankle”, but the star soldiered on, singing at the coronation ceremony before flying back to Vienna.

She will be resting for two to three weeks, hoping to give herself “time to heal”.

South African soprano Pretty Yende has been hospitalised.

The opera star, who is currently in Vienna amid her performance in Manon at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna Operahouse), took to social media on Wednesday, apologising for being unable to take the stage.

She shared on Twitter: “I’m so sorry to cancel my last performance of Manon.”

The performance is to take place on Saturday, 13 May.

Yende added that she’d sustained a “serious injury” during her second performance.

“Hoping I’d heal but unfortunately it’s the opposite,” she said.

In a short clip composed of images, the singer appears to have injured herself.

“This is how I spent eve hours before the coronation performance,” she said, adding she needs to follow medical advice and rest.

Despite her injury, the star stunned in a bright yellow gown as she sang at the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, 6 May, at London’s Westminster Abbey.

Ahead of the performance, she told News24 exclusively:

“I take every opportunity I get. Whenever I’m invited or given a task, I do the best I can because I know that it’s not only for me but for so many of us.”


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