Morgan Wallen, a country music artist, said on Tuesday that he is delaying the next six weeks of his concert tour after doctors instructed him to rest his vocal chords.
Wallen, 29, will also miss this week’s Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, according to Variety. He’s up for Entertainer of the Year.
The musician made the revelation in a video uploaded to his official Instagram account. Wallen played in Florida last week, including gigs in Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, and Tampa, according to Billboard.
“I got some bad news from my doctors at the Vanderbilt Voice Centre yesterday, after taking 10 days of vocal rest,” Wallen stated in the video. “I did three shows in Florida last weekend, and by the third one, I was exhausted.” So I went in and was scoped yesterday, and they informed me that I had re-injured my vocal cords and had vocal fold damage. Their recommendation is that I rest my voice for six weeks. So that’s what I’m going to do.”
According to a Wallen spokeswoman, 14 events will be rescheduled, starting on May 18 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. According to the publication, the tour will continue on June 22 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Wallen unexpectedly cancelled his gig in Oxford, Mississippi, on April 23, claiming he had lost his voice. Two opening bands had already played at Vaught Hemingway Stadium on the University of Mississippi campus when it was revealed that Wallen would not be performing.
The 14 gigs that Wallen cancelled will be postponed and rescheduled, the singer said on Instagram. According to Variety, a representative claimed that some of the dates would be rescheduled for 2024.
Wallen received the 2022 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year award for “Dangerous: The Double Album.” His latest single, “Last Night,” spent nine weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100.
Wallen has been on tour in support of his third studio album, “One Thing at a Time,” which was released in March, according to People. His 36-song album contains singles like “Last Night” and “Thinkin’ Bout Me.”
Wallen collapsed off the stage during an encore at the KFC Yum! Centre in Louisville, Kentucky, three days before cancelling his Mississippi engagement.