With surgery to fix a growing problem first experienced while touring with Jason Aldean this past summer and enhanced during a severe bout with bronchitis at the end of 2015 which identified the polyp, Tyler Farr has been placed on vocal rest for the foreseeable future.
“This is the last thing I would’ve ever expected,” says the operatically-trained Farr. “I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work. After a #1 song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015.”
Instead of taking a wait-and-see approach to recovery, Tyler and his medical team opted for the surgery to remove the polyps and to begin vocal rest, all which will be followed by aggressive therapy. The “A Guy Walks Into A Bar” singer/songwriter will cancel all his shows for the next few months.
“I know what it takes to get out there and really deliver,” Farr says. “I hate cancelling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything... 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.”
Working with the medical team at the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic, Farr will be doing all he can to heal his vocal chords and gearing up for the road this spring. Being given a good report post-surgery, it appears his voice will return stronger and richer than ever.