Papa Roach's tour came to an unexpected halt as frontman Jacoby Shaddix went through surgery to repair his strained vocal cords.
The group has canceled the rest of its shows for August, and Shaddix tweeted a photo of himself in his hospital bed with the message, "Just want to say thanks for all the kind words and well wishes from all my friends, family and fans. It means a lot. I will recover. I will..."
Prior to that the band issued a statement saying that, "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."
Shaddix previously had surgery during 2012 to remove a nodule on his throat. Papa Roach had three shows remaining in August and is planning to resume with a European tour starting September 11 at Circus in Helsinki, Finland.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.