Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour After Vocal Chord Tear


/ July 26, 2013

This might explain the audio-less “Versace” remix. Frank Ocean has canceled the Australian dates in his tour after suffering a vocal chord tear. It was discovered after the Grammy-winning singer reportedly had throat problems when he kicked off his tour Down Under Thursday night (July 25) at Melbourne’s Festival Hall, according to THR.

“After last night’s concert … it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show,” tour promoter Live Nation said in a statement. “It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal cords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice.”

His Friday night show at the same venue along with two shows slated for next week (July 29 and 30) at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion have been canned. His scheduled appearance at Splendour in the Grass this Sunday, which sparked the mini Aussie tour, has also been axed. A fourth show was initially added after three gigs sold out in “mere minutes,” LN said.

The “Novacane” singer was off-key at his Thursday night show and explained his poor performance to the crowd during a rendition of “Forrest Gump.”

“I’m sick,” he said, according to reports. “I don’t know if you care.”

Ocean’s next musical stint is set for August 4 alongside James Blake for Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto. No word yet on whether this shall be cancelled.

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