Bring Me The Horizon have been forced to grind their tour of North America to a halt unexpectedly due to medical reasons, more specifically due to frontman Oliver Sykes suffering from a ruptured vocal cord.
As a result, the band have been forced to cancel their final two dates of the run – one in Phoenix, Arizona and the other in Las Vegas, Nevada – whilst Sykes works on recovering.
The vocalist issued the following statement to their fans to explain the situation.
— Oliver Sykes (@olobersyko) February 15, 2019
“Hey everyone, I’m gutted to announce we have to cancel the remainder of our American tour. I’ve ruptured my right vocal chord, and I’ve been told if I don’t rest it immediately I’m in serious danger of doing permanent damage. I’ve been trying my best to fulfill our commitments as I really hate letting you guys down, not to mention these shows have been literally the most fun ever — but at this point me singing would be the equivalent of a footballer running on a broken leg. Once again I’m so sorry, I hope you all understand.”
The band were touring in support of their recently released sixth studio album, ‘amo’, which dropped last month. At the time of writing, the band intend to continue forward with all other scheduled touring commitments.
We here at DEAD PRESS! wish Oliver Sykes a swift and full recovery.