Just as Paramore was celebrating the release of their new album, brand new eyes, on tour, they had to postpone a series of dates because lead singer Hayley Williams came down with laryngitis.
She wrote on her blog:
"I've kept quiet (literally) for the past few days waiting to figure out how we were going to deal with my vocal cords breaking (not literally)...
So, this week I saw one of the best doctors in the country to check on my vocal cords. I knew it wasn't going to be good but knowing that we were just starting our tour, I was trying to remain positive about it. In short, I've got laryngitis and need several days of vox rest. Luckily, we caught it early on. It's not like I've got some impending doom hanging over my head in which every time I play a show I'm going to wonder if it's the last one... I just have to be smart about this whole thing. So - we may have to rework the way I do stuff on the road.. like not only do I need to watch what I eat - but how much I talk at meet and greets and signings and press. I might have to go back to wearing that "I'm on voicerest" button that I used to wear all the time. Ha. Ha. IT SUCKS!!! But I'm doing every thing I can, taking every precaution, to get it right. I wanna beon tour, man! All in all, this is the reason for the postponement of the upcoming shows. Just know that we WILL be coming back for you guys! The entire tour is going to happen... and I'm psyched.
Thank you again for the incredible support that you've shown me and the guys. We always say it but seriously... Paramore fans are the best fans.
Get well soon, Hayley!
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