Doja Cat Quits Vaping After Infected Tonsils


“I cried for hours. It’s not worth it.”

If you follow Doja Cat on Instagram — or, if you watched this year’s Billboard Music Awards — you might’ve already noticed that she vapes quite a bit.

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The singer frequently pulls from her vape during her IG Live sessions — and when she won Top R&B Album at the BBMAs, Doja could be seen pulling from her vape (and taking a quick sip of her drink) right before her acceptance speech.

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Yesterday, she revealed on her IG Story that all of her upcoming tour dates have been canceled due to “routine” tonsils surgery.

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“[T]he recovery is going to take a while due to swelling,” she said in the statement. “I feel horrible about this but can’t wait for this to heal and get back to making music and create an experience for y’all.”

The day before she announced the tour cancellation, Doja alluded to some “bad news” in a series of tweets where she revealed that she had an abscess in her left tonsil — likely due to her vaping habit.

dr. just had to cut into my left tonsil. i had an abscess in it. my whole throat is fucked so i might have some bad news for yall coming soon.

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She went on to explain that her tonsils became infected before the BBMAs and was on antibiotics — but she “forgot” that she was taking medication and “drank wine and was vaping all day long.”

nah so my tonsils got infected before bbmas and i was taking fuckin antibiotics but forgot that i was taking them and then i drank wine and was vaping all day long and then i started getting a nasty ass growth on my tonsil so they had to do surgery on it today.

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“I started getting a nasty ass growth on my tonsil so they had to do surgery on it today,” Doja said.

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In response to a Twitter user asking her if she was still vaping, Doja said she was “quitting…for a while” in an attempt to kick the habit for good.

im quitting the vape for a while and hopefully i dont crave it anymore after that.

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“I’m too scared to hit it cuz my throat hurts so bad,” she continued. “I cried for hours. It’s not worth it.”

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“Imagine all that wierd [sic] poisonous shit in the vape seeing into the completely open wound in my throat like fuck that,” Doja added. “I’m hella young.”

After another Twitter user told her to “throw the vape away,” she replied that doing so would just make her “panic.” “I’m addicted but I’m not weak,” she said. “I was literally staring at my vape today that normally I’d hit a thousand times a day and hit it two times instead.”

Throwing them away just instills panic. I’m addicted but I’m not weak. I was literally staring at my vape today that normally i’d hit a thousand times a day and hit it two times instead. I’ma try to go cold turkey for now but hopefully my brain doesn’t need it at all by then.

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“So what makes y’all think I can’t go buy a 50 pack right now?,” Doja further explained while saying that her “brain is addicted” to vaping.

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“It’s not about throwing them away it’s about not needing them. Right now I NEED THEM. I don’t WANT them [right now] because I’m in pain.”

Doja then said that anyone telling her to “THROW IT AWAY THEN QUEEN” sounded “condescending” to “anybody who’s actually struggling [with] nicotine addiction.”

so foh with that “THROW IT AWAY THEN QUEEN” shit. that doesn’t help anybody and it just sounds condescending to anybody whos actually struggling with nicotine addiction. ive tried all that throw it away shit before. doesn’t work.

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“I’ve tried all that throw it away shit before. Doesn’t work.”

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So she thanked fans for “all the reassurance” and said that it was about to “make me cry.” “I appreciate it,” she said. “Thanks for being supportive. I love you.”

yall bout to make me cry with all the reassurance. i appreciate it. thanks for being supportive. Ich liebe dich.

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Nothing but love for Doja Cat as she works on recovery!

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: Doja Cat attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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