Oshawa, Ontario’s Juno-nominated hard rock band Hail The Villain have cancelled their upcoming tour dates due to a medical condition with singer Bryan Crouch. Crouch has been diagnosed with a polyp on his vocal cords and will have surgery to have it removed. The band are calling off all shows until April 16 in Orlando, Florida.
Hail The Villain were due to play in Grand Prairie, Alberta tomorrow and had a schedule of dates throughout Canada and US.
Below is a message from singer Bryan Crouch:
It is with great difficulty that I must announce that we will be cancelling our upcoming tour dates over the next 9 weeks.
I am in good spirits despite this disappointing situation, but it is essential that I take the proper time to rest and bring my voice back to its full potential. I will be having minor surgery shortly to remove a polyp that has developed on my vocal cords.
Recently I have struggled with the decision of continuing to tour and give it my all, or putting things on pause for a minute and getting this taken care of immediately. After our show in Edmonton this past Friday, it was pretty clear that my throat had made the choice for me. I was fortunate enough to be able to see one of the greatest specialist’s in the field, and he confirmed what I had previously feared – it’s time to take care of this once and for all before causing permanent damage. Being on stage is the greatest feeling in the world for me, and I refuse to let my band and our fans down by not being at my very best!
I would like to take a moment to apologize to anyone that was looking forward to seeing us soon, and thank my band for being truly supportive while standing by me throughout this difficult situation. I want you all to know that I will be good to go soon, and that this is a fairly common problem for bands that tour as much as we do. I plan on documenting my surgery and recovery every step of the way so that you can all get an idea of what it is that I’m going through, and what it’s going to take for me to get better. As musicians, we all need to take care of our instruments, and as a singer, I’m no different. It’s been an incredible year for us, and I want to be in top shape to continue at the same pace for years to come.
You all know I’m a crazy motherfucker, and I guess I just over rocked a bit? …well, maybe a lot, but YOU’RE ALL WORTH IT!
Thanks for your patience and understanding – be ready for us in the Spring!
© James Shearer, Music Vice
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