Wallen revealed the unfortunate news to fans in an emotional video message.
Morgan Wallen was placed on a strict six-week vocal rest and had to cancel six weeks of upcoming tour dates, festival appearances, and ACM Awards performances.
The chart-topping country star took to social media with a sad video message, alerting fans of the unfortunate news.
“What’s going on with you all, I’ll get right to it. I got some bad news from my doctor at Vanderbilt Vocal Center yesterday. After ten days of vocal rest, I did three shows last weekend in Florida, and by the third show I was terrified.” “So, I went in and got a scan yesterday and they told me I had injured my vocal cords and had trauma to my vocal folds. Their advice is I take six weeks of vocal rest. So that’s what I’m going to do. They want me not to talk at all, but they said it’s okay if you need to Something like that.”
The star went on to reveal another injury that occurred while touring Australia.
“I also tore my muscles [latissimus dorsi] while we were in Australia. I’ve been trying to work through it calmly, but this will help me get that back right too,” he revealed.
He then shared that he and his team are currently working on rescheduling upcoming tour dates and that unfortunately he will not be able to perform at the ACM Awards or the ACM Lifting Lives.
“We’re working on rescheduling all of the dates within that time frame. We’re almost done with that, but some are pending, so I’ll keep you posted,” Morgan Wallen I continued. I won’t be able to do these festivals that I do during that time frame, but we will next year. I will not be able to participate in the ACM Awards Ceremony or any other event, which you all must be sure to continue for a great cause.”
Doctors warned Whalen that he must adhere to vocal rest, otherwise it may affect his voice in the future.
“They told me that if I do it the right way, I will be back at 100% and they also said that if I don’t listen and if I keep singing I permanently damage my voice. So for the longevity of my career, that was just a choice I had to make.” “I hate it, but I love you guys and appreciate all the support you always give me and I will see you soon and be back better than ever. God bless you.”
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Wallen returned to the Florida stage for three sold-out shows over the weekend. Before taking the stage, Wallen shared a video message with his fans, confirming that the shows are still on.
“What’s up everyone, I just wanted to let you know I’m in Jacksonville. We’re going to do a show tonight,” Wallen said.
He told fans that it’s not “100%” but that it “does a lot better”. The East Tennessee native also shared an update regarding his party in Mississippi.
He added, “To everyone at Oxford, I just wanted to reiterate how sorry I was about the way I went down.” “I thought I was going to be OK and I wasn’t. So we’re working on a new date. We’re close to a rescheduled date, but I don’t have the exact date yet. So as soon as I do, I’ll let you know.”
His return to the stage followed the abrupt cancellation of his April 23 concert.
After Mississippi was cancelled, Wallen was placed on vocal rest and had to postpone three concerts.
The American leg of the record-breaking trip kicked off with two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April.
The One Night At A Time World Tour marks Wallen’s first-ever worldwide multi-night tour.
Marking one of the biggest tours of 2023 so far and the largest tour of Whalen’s career, the long journey will visit 30 stadiums, as well as arenas, grandstands and festivals for fans in four countries and two continents.
The North American leg of the trip will conclude on October 7 at the Tacoma Dome in Washington.
The tour, which began in March with overseas shows in New Zealand and Australia, will return abroad in the fall with a stop in Canada before heading to The O2 in London on December 3.
Produced by Live Nation, the trip will feature support from ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman on all dates. HARDY and Parker McCollum will also appear on select dates.
In an effort to give back to those in need, Wallen will donate $3 of every ticket sold on US dates to The Morgan Wallen Foundation. Founded in 2021, the foundation benefits causes near and dear to the star’s heart, including organizations like Great Good Music, Children Are People, Salvation Army, and the National Museum of African American Music.
The tour is in support of his latest album, one thing at a time, which arrived on March 3. One Thing At A Time showcases Wallen’s wide range of musical influences as well as combining his love of country, rock, and hip-hop.
The project includes 36 tracks, including duets with Eric Church, Hardy and Ernest. Wallyn’s sister Ashlyn also appeared on the project, singing harmony on the song titled “Outlook”. He also pays tribute to his son, Indigo (Indy) Wilder Wallen, on the project with the tune “The Dying Man”, which he often dedicates to Indy during his live concerts.
“This record represents the last few years of my life, the highs and lows,” Wallen previously shared in a statement. “It also brings together the musical influences that shaped me as an artist—country, alternative, and hip-hop.”
In addition, Wallen recently received four nominations at the 2023 ACM Awards, including Most Popular Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Sand In My Boots”) and Artist and Songwriter of the Year.
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