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Jess Glynne cancels shows to undergo vocal cord surgery

By | Published on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne has been forced to cancel a number of upcoming festival appearances and a tour supporting John Legend in order to undergo vocal cord surgery. She will travel to the US next week, to be treated by Dr Steven Zeitels of Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, who has previously carried out similar surgery on Adele and Sam Smith.

“I’m heartbroken”, said Glynne in a statement. “I’m so sad to miss these shows and festivals with and for people I love but the doctors have told me I need the operation or I risk damaging my vocal cords. I’m scared but I’m in with the best specialist who tells me I’ll be back singing better than before”.

She added that she had gone to Dr Zeitels on a recommendation from Sam Smith, saying: “I realised I had a problem with my voice and asked Sam for advice. He put me in touch with Dr Zeitels who I met with last week. I won’t be able to talk for three weeks but I will be back singing in August and in plenty of time for both my big UK tour and my first ever American tour, both of which I’m massively excited about”.

That US tour hasn’t been announced yet, but her UK shows are due to start at the end of October. Her debut album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, on which all the necessary singing has already been done, will be out on 14 Aug.