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Sturgill Simpson rupture's vocal cords, cancels rest of 2021 tour

Sturgill Simpson rupture's vocal cords, cancels rest of 2021 tour
Sturgill Simpson has announced that he is suffering from a vocal cord injury and has canceled his tour. Photo by Adam S. Davis/EPA-EFE

Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Sturgill Simpson has suffered from a vocal cord injury and has canceled the rest of his 2021 tour.

"Welp, turns out I did in fact unfortunately hemorrhage/ rupture my vocal chords after all. I am currently getting the best treatment available and should fully recover but its gonna be a long hot minute before I can return to the stage," Simpson said on Instagram Thursday alongside an image of his vocal cord.

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"I'm sorry to everyone that had tickets to the remaining shows and to thank everyone that has supported me over the years...its been an incredibly fun, rewarding and educational journey," he continued before stating that he got to perform at all the venues he dreamed about as a kid and got to meet all of music heroes during the tour.

Simpson started canceling shows last week, including an appearance at the Farm Aid festival, which took place on Saturday.

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Simpson released his seventh studio album titled The Ballad of Dood and Juanita in August. The project contains the song "Juanita" featuring Willie Nelson.

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