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Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé has canceled upcoming appearances in preparation for vocal cord surgery. Yesterday morning the singer updated his fans across his social media accounts with the following message:
“To my fans: I wanted to let you know that I am bowing out of some upcoming events due to pending vocal cord surgery which will require a period of time for me to rest and recover. No talking or singing for awhile but my doctors expect a complete recovery.
“I am especially sorry about two events that I will now be unable to attend:
“I was scheduled to be honoured at the Canadian Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Gala on June 11th. It will now be celebrated at next year’s 25th Anniversary Gala on June 29, 2017. In addition, I will no longer be performing at the Marvin Gaye Tribute at the Kennedy Center on June 5th.
“Thank you in advance for your prayers and good wishes. I’ll keep you up to date on my progress. – MB”
Vocal cord surgery is a relatively risk-free procedure that is done to remove vocal nodules that appear on the vocal cords due to oversinging. Julie Andrews was one of a few unfortunate singers to have her vocal cords damaged during the procedure, leaving her unable to sing. Other notable singers who have had successful surgeries include Justin Timberlake, Adele and John Mayer.
Nevertheless, fans and celebrities alike expressed their concern and well wishes to Michael in light of his condition. After all, his voice is his instrument and any damage to it would put an end to his career, disappointing fans everywhere.
@michaelbuble Good luck with the surgery and get better soon!
— Jenny (@mb20nut) May 18, 2016
Hey @michaelbuble …thinking of you Mate…all the best from your friends and fans in Australia.
— Richard Wilkins (@RichardWilkins) May 18, 2016
@michaelbuble Good luck on your upcoming surgery ❤️❤️❤️
— Katrina Goligher (@KatrinaGoligher) May 18, 2016
@michaelbuble sending so much love and healthy thoughts to your one of a kind pipes…get well soon my friend.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 19, 2016
Luckily, Michael has a beautiful new family with wife Luisana Lopilato to help him through his recovery. Most likely, Michael will be able to speak in a week according to surgery standards, but may need help from a vocal coach before he can return to singing.
While there are no upcoming tour dates listed for the rest of the year due to Michael’s temporary hiatus from music, he will likely reprise his annual Christmas special on NBC at the end of the year.