The Artist: Jordin Sparks
When She Suffered Vocal Cord Damage: April 2008
How It Impacted Her: Doctors told Sparks that her vocal cord injury was so bad that it could jeopardize her career. They also told her that she had to completely rest her vocal cords for two weeks, which meant that she couldn't talk, laugh, giggle, or sing for 14 days. Fortunately, the rest did her vocal cords good and she's since come back better than ever. But her story serves as a reminder of just how dangerous a vocal cord injury can be. So to all the singers and rappers out there: Protect your neck.
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