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Frank Ocean Suffers Vocal Cord Tear, Cancels Australian Tour

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Frank Ocean is not feeling well. The Grammy Award-winning crooner was forced to cancel his sold-out Australian tour after suffering from vocal problems at his concert launch in Melbourne on Thursday (July 25).

Billboard reports that Ocean was having issues with his voice during his concert at Melbourne’s Festival Hall. During the singer’s rendition of ‘Forrest Gump,’ he apologized for his lackluster performance. ‘I’m sick…I don’t know if you care,” he told the audience.

Ocean reportedly ended his concert without an encore and told the crowd. “I don’t wanna speak much tonight but I do wanna thank you guys.”

“After last night’s concert…it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show,” the promoter said in a statement. “It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal cords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice.”

The ‘Thinking Bout You’ artist’s show tonight (July 26) and Sunday (July 28), as well as two concerts next week (July 29 and July 30) at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion have all been canceled.

The 25-year-old singer’s trek will not be rescheduled, though Live Nation is working to bring Ocean back to Australia when it’s practical.

We wish Frank Ocean a speedy recovery. Get well soon.

Next: Frank Ocean Reveals Thoughts on the Road in Open Letter

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