Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix is having some throat issues. The singer says that he got some rather disturbing news after a recent visit to a vocal specialist.
“I have what's called a node that's forming on my vocal cord, so it's like a callus on my vocal cord, and so it's f**king with my top range of my vocals for the last week, so I've actually been pretty f**king bummed out,” Shaddix tells The Rock Revival in a video interview.
Shaddix added that he’s taking medication and hopes that his condition won't affect the band’s upcoming performances on the Rockstar Uproar Festival tour, which kicks off next month. “I took some steroids, and that'll help the swelling and hopefully that'll help it go away,” he explains. “But if it doesn't get better, it's one of those things where you have to get surgery and do the whole thing. [But] I should be fine [in time for the Uproar tour in August].”
In other Papa Roach news, the band is set to release their next album, The Connection, on October 2. “Still Swinging,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming release, will arrive at radio stations on July 24.
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