Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Due to Vocal Cord Tear; Status of Canadian Shows Unclear
Published Jul 26, 2013Odd Future R&B crooner Frank Ocean has been touring internationally as of late, but the singer reportedly came down with some voice issues last night (July 25) in Melbourne at Festival Hall. Now, he's been diagnosed with a tear in one of his vocal cords, and he has cancelled the remainder of his short Australian tour.
According to an announcement from Live Nation Australia & New Zealand, Ocean has a small tear in his vocal cord, and he's been advised to rest his voice. So far, he's only axed three shows: tonight (July 26) in Melbourne, and then back-to-back gigs in Sydney on Monday (July 29) and Tuesday (July 30). These dates have been cancelled outright rather than being postponed.
It's not clear exactly when he will be healthy enough to tour again. This is of particular concern to Canadian fans, since he has a couple of shows coming up in our country in early August: his schedule currently has him playing Osheaga in Montreal on August 3 and Drake's OVO Fest in Toronto on August 4. Stay tuned for updates regarding his status for these appearances.
Meanwhile, Ocean has been working on his upcoming sophomore album.
Thanks to Billboard for the tip.