“This is the last thing I would’ve ever expected,” says the operatically-trained Farr, who first noticed he was having a problem with his voice while on tour with Jason Aldean this summer. The issue was later identified during a bout with bronchitis at the end of the year.
“I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work,” he says in a statement. “After a No. 1 song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015.”
Farr, who broke the news on Twitter Wednesday, opted to act aggressively and have the surgery rather than wait and see if the condition would improve on it’s own. As part of his recovery, Farr is canceling all shows for the next few months.
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“I know what it takes to get out there and really deliver,” Farr says. “I hate canceling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything And I know the sooner I let my body heal, the sooner I can get back out there – and the fewer problems I will have in the long run. To me, it’s never about the next few days, but doing the right thing overall, and now I’m under doctor’s orders.”