Morgan Wallen is ready to start singing again. The 30-year-old announced, in his Instagram Stories, that he was now able to talk and perform, only a few weeks after his doctor placed him on vocal rest, forcing him to cancel or postpone several concert dates.
“The doc cleared me to talk and sing… we back,” Wallen says while on a boat somewhere with his good friend, Eric Church.
“I got some bad news from my doctors at the Vanderbilt Voice Center yesterday,” Wallen announced in May. “After taking ten days of vocal rest, I performed three shows last weekend in Florida, and by the third one, I felt terrible. So I went in and got scoped yesterday, and they told me that I reinjured my vocal folds, and that I have vocal trauma. Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m gonna do. They want me not to talk at all, but they said if I need to, it’s okay for something like this.”
— morgan wallen (@MorganWallen) May 9, 2023
The Tennessee native added that he was taking his doctor’s advice seriously, so he would someday be able to perform again.
“They told me that if I do this the right way, that I’ll be back to 100 percent,” Wallen said. “And they also said that if I don’t listen, and I keep singing, that I’ll permanently damage my voice. So for the longevity of my career, this is just the choice I had to make. I hate it, but I love you guys, and I appreciate all the support that you always give me. I’ll see you soon, and I’ll be back better than ever.”
Vocal problems aside, Wallen’s career has never been better. The “Last Night” singer’s latest One Thing At A Time album just garnered its 11th consecutive week on the Billboard 200 chart, an achievement that only a select few other artists, including Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, have ever achieved.
“These stats are all so humbling and being mentioned in the same sentence as Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston is something I never could have imagined,” Wallen says. “But I’m most grateful to everyone who listens to my music. That’s the connection that means the most to me and it’s the best compliment out there – the fact that you guys like it.”
Currently, Wallen’s next show is scheduled for June 22 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. All of Wallen’s music and tour dates can be found at MorganWallen.com.