July 26, 2013
Frank Ocean Suffers Small Tear to Vocal Chord, Cancels Australian Tour
Last night Frank Ocean kicked off a small Australian tour at Festival Hall in Melbourne. During his performance Frank reportedly told the crowd, “I’m sick… I don’t know if you care.” Below Frank performs "Forrest Gump" and at roughly the 1:20 marker his voice cracks noticeably.
After the show Frank went to the doctor, since he was having vocal issues during the concert. The doctor discovered a small tear to one of his vocal chords. The doctor advised Frank to rest his voice, which forced him to cancel the rest of the Australian tour.
The following statement was released by the tour's promotors. “After last night’s concert… it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show…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.”