September 07, 2016

Beyonce Cancels Concert Due to Voice Problem

Image by Nat Ch Villa on Wikipedia
On Sept 6, 2016, Beyonce announced that she is postponing her concert scheduled for 9/7/16 in New Jersey until 10/7/16 due to "strict doctor's orders for vocal rest."

Details are sparse in media reports, but given the voice rest order is for only a few weeks, I suspect it's due to laryngitis of some kind, whether bacterial or viral. If nodulespolypscyst, etc. were present, voice rest would have been for several months (rather than weeks) with possible surgical intervention. Regardless, voice rest is the normal typical requirement to recover from laryngitis quickly or after surgical intervention.

Steroids are often given as well to help accelerate recovery.

The past few years have been terrible for celebrity singers and their vocal cords. Here's a running list of singers sidelined by injured vocal cords.

• Beyonce - September 2016
Michael Buble - May 2016
• Kelly Clarkson - September 2015
• Donny Osmond - August 2015
• Miranda Lambert - July 2015
• Meghan Trainor - July 2015
• Chad Kroeger - June 2015
• Sam Smith - April 2015
• Nathan Sykes - April 2013
• Nicki Manaj - August 2012
• Florence Welch - July 2012
• Maxwell - June 2012
• Keith Urban - Nov 2011
• Adele - Oct 2011
• John Mayer - September 2011
• Scott Weiland - September 2011

Too Much ‘Lemonade’? BeyoncĂ© Postpones Concert to Rest Voice. NYT 9/6/16

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