Lil Nas X taking break from music, canceling two shows

Rapper made announcement on Twitter

By Leah Asmelash, CNN
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Lil Nas X performs on stage during Internet Live By BuzzFeed at Webster Hall on July 25 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for BuzzFeed)

(CNN) - Lil Nas X said he was going to ride until he can't no more, and apparently now he can't no more.

The rapper announced on Twitter that he's taking some time off -- canceling two shows in the process.

The announcement comes after a historic run by Lil Nas X, whose song "Old Town Road" spent a record-breaking 19-week run atop Billboard's Hot 100 charts.

The musician has become a household name in recent months because of the viral song and his popularizing of country rap. He released his first EP in June, called "7. "

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