Steve Aoki cancels performances because of vocal cord damage

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He’s undergoing surgery in the next few weeks


Bad news if you were planning on seeing Steve Aoki in Europe in the next few weeks. He’s cancelled a load of performances because he’s damaged his vocal cords.

The Dim Mak boss posted a video on Facebook to “regretfully” announce he wouldn’t be able to perform in Ibiza, Holland and the UK in the coming weeks because of surgery.

His voice is audibly hoarse in the three-minute video and if you’ve got the stomach for it, you can see the damage he’s done to his cords from 20 years of “screaming” during performances at about one minute in.

[Via: Japan Times]

Check out what he had to say:

I’m deeply saddened to share some terrible news with you guys. For the past 20 years, all the screaming at my shows have severely messed up my vocal chords. As a result, I have to get surgery or else I cannot even speak anymore. I’ve prolonged this surgery for quite some time and the doc said its now or never. Because of this, I unfortunately have to cancel some of the shows listed below in Europe. I apologize to everyone who has been waiting to see me perform. I will make it up to all of you very soon! I promise. Thanks for understanding. Love you all!

MAY 25 – Aoki’s Playhouse – Ibiza, Spain
MAY 30 – Emporium Festival – Wijchen, Netherlands
MAY 31 – We Are Fstvl – Upminster, United Kingdom
May 31 – Northern Lights – Newscastle, United Kingdom
June 1 – Aoki’s Playhouse- Ibiza, Spain