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Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Fears for His Health, Band Postpones South American Shows

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Papa Roach have been forced to reschedule a number of South American performances due to concerns over singer Jacoby Shaddix‘s health. The vocalist successfully underwent vocal cord surgery last year and in a new statement regarding Papa Roach’s South American cancellations, Shaddix “prays to God” that he won’t be victim to a second surgery.

After the unfortunate news made its way to South America, Papa Roach fans reacted with both support and vicious anger. According to Shaddix, he’s even had death wished upon him, so in response to all fan reactions, Shaddix took to Papa Roach’s Facebook page and typed up a detailed statement addressing his health, rescheduling the cancelled performances and his personal fear of undergoing vocal cord surgery once again.

Shaddix writes:

I write this with a heavy heart. I have read a lot of posts about how you feel about us canceling our shows in S.A……….some are positive and some are extremely negative. ( Some went as far as saying we should die) WTF???!!! Trust me I would love to not have to deal with these vocal chord issues at all. Don’t forget I am a HUMAN not a MACHINE. When a guitar string breaks you change it but when a vocal chord breaks time and silence is the ONLY thing that heals it. I pray to GOD I don’t have to have surgery again. If you know anything about ME and PAPA ROACH is we always give it 100 percent. Sometimes that 100 percent breaks us. I would LOVE nothing more than to be in South America playing these shows. My HEART goes out to the people that bought bus and plane tickets to come see us. Your NOT ALONE we bought tickets down there too. (that are not refundable as well) As far as the money goes we would love to be able to do the shows in South America and get paid. In fact we are losing a ton of money by not going. But, my HEALTH comes first. I am doing the best I can. But in this case to some of you fans my best Is not good enough. I PRAY that you find it in your hearts to understand. And trust me we will reschedule and come to SOUTH AMERICA as soon as we can. I got nothin but love for ya!!!!!

Yeah I know I didn’t write in all caps this time… (Double clicking the CAPS sign over and over sucks HAHA)


According to Papa Roach’s official website, the band still plans to continue on with their upcoming 2013/2014 U.S. and European tour dates.

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