Morgan Wallen Cancels 6 Weeks of Shows After Re-Injuring Vocals

Morgan Wallen
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Morgan Wallen cancels 6 weeks of shows after vocal fold trauma

As shared direct to fans earlier on Tuesday (May 9), Morgan Wallen has re-injured his vocal cords following three shows this week and is now under mandatory vocal rest for six weeks.

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“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 reinjured my vocal cords and that I have vocal fold trauma.”

“Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks”

The Voice season 5 alum continues, “Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m going to do. They want me not to talk at all, but they said if I need to, it’s okay to for something like this. I also tore my LAT while we were in Australia, I’ve been trying to work through that quietly, but this time off is going to help me get that back right as well.”

“We are working on rescheduling all the dates during this timeframe,” says Morgan in the clip. “We’ve almost got that done but some of them are pending, so I’ll keep you updated. I won’t be able to make these festivals that I have during this timeframe, but we are going to make those right next year.”

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More bad news: “I won’t be able to do the ACM [Academy of Country Music] Awards or Lifting Lives event, but y’all make sure you still go – it’s for a great cause.”

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Morgan will be able to resume touring IF he takes the time to heal. “They 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. So for the longevity of my career, this is just a choice I had to make,” Moran adds, “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.” 

Shows will be rescheduled

Tickets for the original dates will be honored for all rescheduled performances. 30-day refund window will open at point of purchase when new dates are announced imminently. Morgan is working to reschedule any missed festival appearances to 2024. Rescheduled dates to follow. 

The singer’s “Last Night” sits at No. 1 this week notching his 9th No. 1 as he leads the Billboard Chart 100 for a fifth week; his new album, One Thing At A Time, remains at No. 1 on Billboard 200 for a 9th consecutive week. Morgan is nominated for four awards at Thursday’s Academy of Country Music Awards including Entertainer of the Year. 

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