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By Julia Weber, Contributor
“I’ve been struggling with my vocal health more and more each year. I lose my voice after a couple days of singing”, she wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “I went to see an ENT last week and they found massive polyps in my vocal cords (surprisingly from vocal trauma due to talking!! shocker lol) that need to be operated on to prevent permanent damage to my voice. The recovery time is three months/speech therapy and in an effort to make sure the rest of the tour can happen, I will be postponing our first US tour which was supposed to begin this week as well as our initial UK/Euro tour :(.” In the replies to her tweet, fans responded positively, wishing her a full recovery.
Snail Mail’s widely-anticipated album, Valentine, was released in November and drew lots of attention from fans. She announced an extensive US and UK tour accompanying the album, but has since pushed back a number of dates in order to fully recover from her vocal damage. Accompanying her for portions of the tour are Joy Again and The Goon Sax. Rescheduled tour dates can be found on Snail Mail’s website.