Morgan Wallen has re-injured his vocal cords following three shows this week and is now under mandatory vocal rest, which has forced him to cancel the next six weeks of shows as well as his appearance at the ACM Awards on Thursday (May 11) and the ACM Lifting Lives fundraiser event (May 10).
Wallen shared the message with his fans via social media on Tuesday (May 9).
“I got some bad news from my doctors at the Vanderbilt Voice Center yesterday. After taking ten days of vocal rest, I performed three shows last weekend in Florida and by the third one I felt terrible. So I went in and got scoped yesterday, and they told me that I re-injured my vocal cords and that I have vocal fold trauma. Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m going to do,” Wallen shared, adding that he also healing after tearing his LAT (latissimus dorsi) in Australia.
“[The doctors] told me that if I do this the right way, I’ll get back to 100% and they also said that if I don’t listen and I keep singing, then I’ll permanently damage my voice,” he said. “So for the longevity of my career, this is just a choice I had to make. I hate it. But I love you guys, and I appreciate all the support that you always give me. I’ll see you soon and I’ll be back better than ever. God bless you.”
Tickets for Wallen’s original dates will be honored for all rescheduled performances. A 30-day refund window will open at point of purchase when new dates are announced imminently. His team is working to reschedule any missed festival appearances to 2024.
Wallen is nominated for four awards at Thursday’s ACM Awards, including Entertainer of the Year.
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