The Artist: Nicki Minaj
When She Suffered Vocal Cord Damage: August 2012
How It Impacted Her: After doing a show in New York City "despite doctor's orders" not to, Nicki was diagnosed with strained vocal cords. Fortunately, it didn't turn into a big problem for her. But she did need to cancel a couple of appearances in the U.K. in order to heal her vocal cords and avoid causing further damage.
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