This is not how Tyler Farr expected to kick off the new year. But after having microlaryngeal surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal cords, he’s now on complete vocal rest.
“I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work,” he said in a statement released Wednesday (Jan. 27).
The vocal rest means he has to cancel his concerts for the next few months.
“I hate cancelling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything,” he said. “And I know the sooner I let my body heal, the sooner I can get back out there and the fewer problems I will have in the long run. To me, it’s never about the next few days, but doing the right thing overall, and now I’m under doctor’s orders.”
Farr has been singing hard since he was in middle school, when he first discovered his opera-quality tenor voice and made it into the Missouri All-State Choir and National Choir, then went on to receive a scholarship to study vocal performance at Missouri State University.