AceShowbiz - Metal band Killswitch Engage have scrapped a handful of upcoming shows to allow frontman Jesse Leach to undergo vocal surgery. The group's shows in late April and early May have been cancelled after the band learned Jesse needs time off to repair his vocal cords.
"Earlier today we found out Jesse needs to have surgery to repair an issue with his vocal cords," a statement reads. "He is expected to make a full recovery and be fine for any future touring, but to avoid any future risk, we, unfortunately, have to pull off these dates now."
Many of the shows cancelled will be rescheduled.
The "Holy Diver" singer adds, "It's been a rough couple of weeks for me mentally. After being completely silent for over a week, having massive amounts of prednisone (steroid) and spending time in doctors' offices... it's official: I have to go under the knife. I've overused my voice to the point where I've developed a polyp that will not just go away; it needs to be removed..."
"I'm also grateful to my managers for being incredible support when I was losing my damn mind over this. Thankful for my brothers in KILLSWITCH for understanding and having my back... I'm so grateful to everyone who's sent me love and support. I've been assured this type of surgery happens quite a lot in the world of entertainment and the recovery time is much quicker than it was years ago..."
"It's going to be a quiet and contemplative few weeks for sure but it's all part of my journey. I will keep you all posted come surgery day and my rehabilitation process... Here's to a successful procedure and a quick recovery."