The star has swollen vocal chords

Björk has been forced to cancel her appearance at the Sydney leg of the Big Day Out festival today (January 25) due to “swelling vocal chords”.

According to a statement released through the Big Day Out organisers, the singer cancelled her performance on doctors orders.

“Doctors have advised Björk to rest due to swelling

of the vocal chords,” they explained. “Björk and the producers of Big Day Out hope for a swift recovery in anticipation of a continued Australian Tour.”

Björk played a side-show in anticipation of her Big

Day Out appearance on the steps of the Sydney Opera

House on Wednesday night (January 23), as part of the

Sydney Festival.

Check back to NME.COM later in the day for a full report on the Sydney Big Day Out.

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