Following some damage and strain incurred during some of their recent touring activity, Papa Roach have confirmed that frontman Jacoby Shaddix will have to undergo some immediate vocal cord surgery and rest, and, as a result, the band have been forced to cancel a handful of their forthcoming tour dates over in the US.
The decision comes following advice given to Shaddix from both his doctors and vocal specialists, who has received a similar surgery at around five years ago.
You can read a full statement posted by the band confirming the news below.
“Hey Everyone –
It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to cancel our upcoming shows in the Oregon, Illinois, and Alaska this month due to the need for Jacoby Shaddix to have immediate vocal cord surgery and rest.
This week, Jacoby was advised by his Doctors and Vocal Specialists to have surgery on his vocal cord and to give his vocal muscles enough time to heal before Papa Roach resumes their current touring schedule in September. Jacoby had a similar surgery about five years ago.
Fortunately, the diagnosis was made early and full recovery should be soon. The vocal cords are a muscle and like any athlete, muscles can get injured in the course of their profession and we appreciate your understanding this diagnosis.
We wish to thank all of our fans in advance for your prayers and good wishes. We know some of you had travel plans and we will return next year to perform for you.
Jacoby, Tobin, Jerry, Tony, & Team Papa Roach”
We here at DEAD PRESS! wish Jacoby Shaddix a swift and full recovery to the procedure.