El Paso’s Khalid is Having Tongue Surgery – Wait, What?
You wouldn’t know it from listening to him sing or watching him get interviewed on a talk show, but apparently Khalid is tongue tied.
No, I don’t mean he has trouble expressing himself because of shyness or nervousness. I mean “tongue tie,” as in a medical condition officially known as ankyloglossia -- a congenital condition that restricts the tongue's range of motion. According to the internet, challenges an adult with a tongue tie may face include dental health, respiratory issues, and sleep apnea.
The Americas High graduate turned international superstar recently revealed his plans to undergo surgery to correct it to all his Twitter followers, informing his fans he might be laying low for a bit while he recovers.
“I have a tongue tie so it affects my breathing, sinuses, etc., he tweeted. “They’re gonna have to cut underneath my tongue and I’m gonna have to go through therapy for a bit.”
When asked if it was going to affect his singing, El Paso's Music Ambassador© replied he was told it would improve it, before adding, “hopefully.” Keeping my fingers crossed and sending good vibes your way, Khalid.