The Artist: Young Jeezy
When He Suffered Vocal Cord Damage: Early 2011
How It Impacted Him: Although Jeezy never specified exactly when he suffered an injury to his vocal cords, he disappeared for much of 2011 and, when he returned in 2012, explained that vocal cord surgery was to blame for his absence. He also revealed that he had to take seven months off from rapping and relearn how to talk and rap properly because of his injured vocal cords. "It took…three months for me to learn to speak again," he said. "It was a whole process."
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