Papa Roach Frontman Comments On South American Tour Cancellation
PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix has commented on the group's South American tour that was canceled due to his "vocal issues."
In a posting on PAPA ROACH's Facebook page, Jacoby wrote: "To all the South American fans…
"I write this with a heavy heart.
"I have read a lot of posts about how you feel about us canceling our shows in South America… 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-cord 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 cord 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. You're 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).