(UK) Jess Glynne is to undergo vocal surgery next week and has been forced to cancel a number of forthcoming festival appearances including last weekend’s Isle Of Wight along with arena shows with John Legend.
“I’m heartbroken,” the 25 year old Grammy Award singer said, “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.”
The surgery is to be carried out next week by Dr Steven Zeitels of Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, the same doctor who recently performed surgery on fellow Brits Adele and Sam Smith (the latter of whom recommended him to Jess).
“I realised I had a problem with my voice and asked Sam for advice” she continues. “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. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to my fans who’ve been very supportive and gave me my first solo number 1 with Hold My Hand.”
Jess Glynne’s first US tour will be announced shortly and her UK tour opens on 31 October in Cardiff and includes an already sold out show at London’s Roundhouse on 4 November. Her debut album I Cry When I Laugh will be released on Atlantic Records on 14 August.
UK AUTUMN TOUR DATES:
Sat 31 Oct – Cardiff | Great Hall
Sun 01 Nov – Birmingham | O2 Academy
Mon 02 Nov – Nottingham | Rock City
Wed 04 Nov – London | The Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
Thu 05 Nov – Bournemouth | O2 Academy
Fri 06 Nov – Glasgow | O2 Academy
Tue 10 Nov – Newcastle | O2 Academy
Wed 11 Nov – Manchester | Manchester Academy