Wednesday, January 27, 2016
– Tyler Farr on vocal rest following surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal hords, he announced today.
Farr will no longer be on the Lee Brice tour as a result.
"Unfortunately guys, I got the news that I won't be able to join Lee Brice on the Life Off My Years Tour. I'm having microlaryngeal surgery and am being placed on total vocal rest. This is a huge bummer, but I appreciate all your support. I'll keep y'all updated," he posted on Facebook.
Farr will be off the road until June.
Farr was placed on total vocal rest. He first became aware of vocal issues while on tour with Jason Aldean this summer. The problem was identified during a severe bout of bronchitis at the end of 2015.
"This is the last thing I would've ever expected," said Farr. "I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work. After a number one song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015."
"I know what it takes to get out there and really deliver," Farr said. "I hate cancelling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything... And I know the sooner I let my body heal, the sooner I can get back out there - and the fewer problems I will have in the long run. To me, it's never about the next few days, but doing the right thing overall, and now I'm under doctor's orders."
Brice will work with the medical team at the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic.