Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Addresses Disappointed South American Fans
It's rarely anyone's intent to miss shows and Papa Roach don't take missing a date lightly. The band recently announced they were bowing out of their South American trek, postponing dates until 2014 as frontman Jacoby Shaddix is dealing with a vocal strain. Even though guitarist Jerry Horton recently explained things in a posting, Shaddix took it upon himself to address those upset by the postponement.
In his Facebook posting, Shaddix reveals that this was not a decision made lightly. Having already dealt with vocal issues last year, he also shared his concern over his current status. He also addressed some of the downright negative comments he's seen about the cancellation.
His posting reads as follows:
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 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)
Papa Roach's postponements include four dates in South America. Shaddix was ordered to complete vocal rest. It is not known if the singer's current condition will affect the band's participation in the Carnival of Madness tour, which is expected to grace stages in North America later this month.