The Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
When He Suffered Vocal Cord Damage: Late 2010
How It Impacted Him: MGK was forced to stay out of the studio for six months after developing a polyp on one of his vocal cords. But because he didn't have any health insurance at the time, surgery wasn't an option. Instead, he had to work the polyp off by doing different vocal exercises every day. "Every night I'd wake up at 4 o'clock wanting to blow my brains out," he said later. "That was one of the most depressing periods of my life."
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