Papa Roach singer recalls ‘terrifying’ vocal cord surgery
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Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix has spoken about his 2017 vocal cord surgery in a new interview with Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR, admitting that he was terrified that his voice would not recover from the procedure. Shaddix explained, “In the recovery process, you don’t speak. I didn’t speak for two weeks before the surgery, because I tried to get the swelling to go down. It didn’t go down, so I had to get surgery, so it was three more weeks of no speaking — that was intense.”
He added that while recovering, he cut out everything that could give him heartburn, such as coffee and tomatoes, but still did not know if he would come out of the process unscathed. He recalled, “You just don’t know if your voice is going to show up again. But luckily, I had one of the best surgeons in the business. She did Steven Tyler‘s, Adele‘s and Meghan Trainor‘s surgery.”
Shaddix concluded, “I’ve learned a lot about myself and my emotions, but also a lot about my voice and the importance of being able to live a life to support my career.”
Back in 2012, Shaddix had similar surgery to remove a nodule on his vocal cord. He told us at the time that it forced him to take better care of his voice: “I’ve got to concentrate on my warm-ups. Concentrate on what I eat. You know, concentrate on getting proper rest — like, all these things that I never wanted to do before, like, I have to do now. ‘Cause I’m gettin’ old! (laughs)”
The band had to pull the plug on three U.S. shows in August last year after Shaddix was forced to undergo the emergency operation.
Papa Roach just finished a stretch of North American shows and will head to Europe in August for a string of festival appearances.
The band is supporting its ninth studio LP, Crooked Teeth, which was released in May 2017 and features the Top Five singles “Help,” “Born For Greatness” and “American Dreams” as well as the recent “None Of The Above.”
Papa Roach will next tour North America in April and May, featuring support from Nothing More and Escape The Fate.
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